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ATP Challenger: Entry Lists For Canberra, Columbus, Da Nang LIVE



In the second week of the season, three tournaments in three different continents will be played on the Challenger Tour.


Canberra (Australia), Columbus (USA) and Da Nang (Vietnam) will be “Challenger 80” events, with large main draws and only one round of qualifying, following to the 2019 reform. Roberto Carballes Baena, Marcel Granollers and Illya Marchenko headline the entry lists.


Canberra (AUS, Hard), entry list:
73 Carballes Baena, Roberto (ESP)
86 Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
89 Vesely, Jiri (CZE)
OUT Darcis, Steve (BEL)
91 Ivashka, Ilya (BLR)
167 Polmans, Marc (AUS)
OUT Giustino, Lorenzo (ITA)
OUT Brown, Dustin (GER)
OUT Clezar, Guilherme (BRA)
235 Duckworth, James (AUS)
OUT Kwon, Soonwoo (KOR)
275 Chung, Yunseong (KOR)
276 Benchetrit, Elliot (FRA)
278 Li, Zhe (CHN)
OUT Banes, Maverick (AUS)
303 Brkic, Tomislav (BIH)
308 Wu, Di (CHN)
310 Lamasine, Tristan (FRA)
OUT Altamirano, Collin (USA)
329 Smith, Roy (AUS)
332 Olivo, Renzo (ARG)
334 Wang, Tak Khunn (FRA)
OUT Gojo, Borna (CRO)
342 Grenier, Hugo (FRA)
344 Harris, Andrew (AUS)
346 Barrios Vera, Marcelo Tomas (CHI)
347 Kelly, Dayne (AUS)
OUT Vukic, Aleksandar (AUS)
OUT Ellis, Blake (AUS)
355 Xia, Zihao (CHN)
OUT Saville, Luke (AUS)
372 Huesler, Marc-Andrea (SUI)
OUT Caruana, Liam (ITA)
404 Lo, Chien-hsun (TPE)
409 Klein, Brydan (GBR)
412 Grills, Jacob (AUS)
ITF20 Zhurbin, Alexander (RUS)
ITF59 Doumbia, Sadio (FRA)
OUT Lock, Benjamin (ZIM)
OUT Niklas-Salminen, Patrik (FIN)
ITF130 Sinclair, Colin (NMI)
ITF146 Bortolotti, Marco (ITA)
WC Frawley, James (AUS)
WC Addison, Aaron (AUS)
WC Mousley, Bradley (AUS)
WC Evans, Tom (AUS)
WC Bosancic, Thomas (AUS)
OUT Tseng, Chun Hsin (TPE)
OUT Beale, Jeremy (AUS)
OUT Giner, Marc (ESP)
WC Vuradin, Lucas (AUS)
Alternates (ITF):
OUT Pla Malfeito, Jaume (ESP) ITF211
OUT Look, Michael (AUS) ITF228
OUT Fancutt, Thomas (AUS) ITF271
OUT Rochette, Laurent (FRA) ITF297
Alt Chazal, Maxime (FRA) ITF303
OUT Orlov, Vladyslav (UKR) ITF401
OUT Purcell, Rhett (NZL) ITF538
Alt Romios, Matthew Christopher (AUS) ITF575
Alt Verbeek, Sem (NED) ITF610
1. Okamura, Issei (JPN) ITF611
2. Shropshire, Samuel (USA) ITF638
3. Addison, Aaron (AUS) ITF786
4. Frawley, James (AUS) ITF818
Alternates (ATP):
IN Blancaneaux, Geoffrey (FRA) 421
IN Simon, Tobias (GER) 427
OUT Nielsen, Frederik (DEN) 434
OUT Kypson, Patrick (USA) 453
Bourchier, Harry (AUS) 464

IN O’Connell, Christopher (AUS) PR470
IN Tseng, Chun Hsin (TPE) 486
IN Fancutt, Thomas (AUS) 495
OUT Krainik, Pavel (CAN) 496
IN Nys, Hugo (FRA) 511
IN He, Yecong (CHN) 527
IN Gao, Xin (CHN) 560
OUT Kirkin, Ergi (TUR) 568
IN Gille, Sander (BEL) 576
OUT Rochette, Laurent (FRA) 586
OUT Trusendi, Walter (ITA) 624
IN Giner, Marc (ESP) 628
IN Look, Michael (AUS) 663
OUT Pla Malfeito (ESP) 664




Columbus (USA, Hard Indoor), entry list:
OUT Marchenko, Illya (UKR)
OUT Galan, Daniel Elahi (COL)
243 De Bakker, Thiemo (NED)
244 Peliwo, Filip (CAN)
248 Gombos, Norbert (SVK)
251 Ignatik, Uladzimir (BLR)
OUT Cid Subervi, Roberto (DOM)
254 Giraldo, Santiago (COL)
OUT Aragone, JC (USA)
257 Zapata Miralles, Bernabe (ESP)
258 Novikov, Dennis (USA)
262 Bonzi, Benjamin (FRA)
263 King, Kevin (USA)
264 Elias, Gastao (POR)
265 Serdarusic, Nino (CRO)
266 Bourgue, Mathias (FRA)
268 Hernandez-Fernandez, Jose (DOM)
270 Tatlot, Johan (FRA)
271 Mager, Gianluca (ITA)
272 Vilella Martinez, Mario (ESP)
273 Ojeda Lara, Ricardo (ESP)
274 Broady, Liam (GBR)
280 Coria, Federico (ARG)
282 Oliveira, Goncalo (POR)
283 Uchida, Kaichi (JPN)
284 Taberner, Carlos (ESP)
285 Couacaud, Enzo (FRA)
286 Miedler, Lucas (AUT)
287 King, Evan (USA)
288 Grigelis, Laurynas (LTU)
293 Choinski, Jan (GER)
294 Safranek, Vaclav (CZE)
295 Griekspoor, Scott (NED)
300 Pavic, Ante (CRO)
301 Collarini, Andrea (ARG)
OUT Setkic, Aldin (BIH)
OUT Wu, Yibing (CHN)
OUT Heller, Peter (GER)
ITF11 Reboul, Fabien (FRA)
ITF14 Souza, Joao (BRA)
ITF23 Jomby, Tom (FRA)
ITF25 Sels, Jelle (NED)
OUT Sels, Jelle (NED)
ITF30 Menezes, Joao (BRA)
ITF36 Brouwer, Gijs (NED)
Alternates (ITF):
Mertens, Yannick (BEL) ITF53
OUT Ortega Olmedo, Roberto (ESP) ITF54
OUT Gomez, Emilio (ECU) ITF64
OUT Guinard, Manuel (FRA) ITF90
OUT Hoyt, Evan (USA) ITF98
1. Cressy, Maxime (USA) ITF100
2. Bangoura, Sekou (USA) ITF113
OUT Petit, Gabriel (FRA) ITF127
OUT Glasspool, Lloyd (GBR) ITF135
3. Kocevar-Desman, Tom (SLO) ITF186
Alternates (ATP):
IN Giron, Marcos (USA) 309
IN Gonzalez, Alejandro (COL) 313
IN Blanch, Ulyses (USA) 314
IN Kozlov, Stefan (USA) 317
IN Ortega-Olmedo, Roberto (ESP) 320
IN Millot, Vincent (FRA) 322
1. Torpegaard, Mikael (DEN) 331



Da Nang (VIE, Hard), entry list:
96 Granollers, Marcel (ESP)
OUT Bhambri, Yuki (IND)
OUT Myneni, Saketh (IND)
292 Viola, Matteo (ITA)
296 Mukund, Sasi Kumar (IND)
297 Kwiatkowski, Thai-Son (USA)
299 Yang, Tsung-Hua (TPE)
OUT Sarkissian, Alexander (USA)
OUT Valkusz, Mate (HUN)
321 Song, Evan (USA)
324 Fanselow, Sebastian (GER)
327 Takahashi, Yusuke (JPN)
OUT Safiullin, Roman (RUS)
338 Tokuda, Renta (JPN)
339 Piros, Zsombor (HUN)
340 Nagal, Sumit (IND)
343 Muller, Alexandre (FRA)
354 Boluda-Purkiss, Carlos (ESP)
356 Escoffier, Antoine (FRA)
359 Ochi, Makoto (JPN)
360 Yevseyev, Denis (KAZ)
366 Wu, Tung-Lin (TPE)
367 Nam, Ji Sung (KOR)
369 Gabashvili, Teymuraz (RUS)
371 Altmaier, Daniel (GER)
376 Hassan, Benjamin (GER)
OUT Sakamoto, Pedro (BRA)
380 Jahn, Jeremy (GER)
383 Bega, Alessandro (ITA)
385 Durasovic, Viktor (NOR)
391 Bai, Yan (CHN)
393 Kadhe, Arjun (IND)
396 Lenz, Julian (GER)
397 Sekiguchi, Shuichi (JPN)
402 Balaji, N. Sriram (IND)
408 Hossam, Youssef (EGY)
ITF16 Bonadio, Riccardo (ITA)
OUT Tiurnev, Evgenii (RUS)
ITF33 Samper-Montana, Jordi (ESP)
ITF38 Kim, Cheong-Eui (KOR)
ITF39 Shimizu, Yuta (JPN)
WC Ratiwatana, Sonchat (THA)
WC Vujic, Stefan (AUS)
WC Trinh, Linh Giang (THA)
WC Hazawa, Shinji (JPN)
WC Nguyen, Daniel (USA)
OUT Shimizu, Yuta (JPN)
OUT Kravchuk, Konstantin (RUS)
OUT Denolly, Corentin (FRA)
Alternates (ITF):
OUT Mertens, Yannick (BEL) ITF53
OUT Rinderknech, Arthur (FRA) ITF83
OUT Ly, Nam Hoang (VIE) ITF96
OUT Dougaz, Aziz (TUN) ITF103
OUT Imai, Shintaro (JPN) ITF104
OUT Furness, Evan (FRA) ITF122
1. Celikbilek, Altug (TUR) ITF132
2. Niki, Takuto (JPN) ITF178
Alternates (ATP):
IN Granollers, Gerard (ESP) 415
IN Avidzba, Alen (RUS) 416
IN Trongcharoenchaikul, Wishaya (THA) 420
OUT Blancaneaux, Geoffrey (FRA) 421
IN Rinderknech, Arthur (FRA) 423
OUT Simon, Tobias (GER) 427
IN Denolly, Corentin (FRA) 428
IN Rawat, Sidhart (IND) 433
IN Ly, Nam Hoang (VIE) 436

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2020 US Open: ATP Players Presented With Three Options, Decision Time Approaches

The USTA explained their working hypotheses: Cincinnati would come at the expense of the qualifying tournament. All players to be hosted in a hotel at JFK airport



No ground-breaking news were revealed on Wednesday during the conference call organized by the ATP for all its players. Almost 400 members participated to the call, where CEO Andrea Gaudenzi and Chairman Massimo Calvelli presented the various options on the table for the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters 1000.


The newly appointed US Open Tournament Director, Stacey Allaster, was invited to present the three options available:

  • The US Open and the Masters 1000 to be played at Flushing Meadows, but this would require the cancellation of the qualifying tournament and the downsizing of the doubles draw to 24 couples;
  • The cancellation of Cincinnati with the US Open maintaining the qualifying draw and a full-size doubles event;
  • The cancellation of both Cincinnati and the US Open.

The US Open prize money will be maintained at 95% of 2019 levels, which still means an increase over 2018; the cancellation of Cincinnati would result in a 2 million dollar saving for the USTA, and the money would likely be distributed among the players who were not allowed to compete in the qualifying tournament.

All players and allowed entourage will be hosted at the TWA Hotel, located near Terminal 5 at JFK Airport. The hotel, opened in May 2019, has been build repurposing the iconic Eero Saarinen building that was Trans World Airlines’ terminal between 1962 and 2001. All 512 rooms will be occupied by players and staff of the US Open, and the property claims to be the hotel with the biggest gym in the world.

The distance between the hotel and Flushing Meadows would be comparable to the distance from the traditional Manhattan hotels, but obviously the ambiance would be significantly different, since players would most likely be “prisoners” of the TWA hotels during their days off and outside their practice sessions.

It has been revealed that each player would be able to designate up to two members of his staff to accompany him, provided these two members share a room at the TWA hotel and only one of them travels with the player to Flushing Meadows.

Players would now need to evaluate the options and communicate their preference to the USTA. ATP President Gaudenzi confirmed during the call that players unwilling to travel to New York would not be penalized ranking-wise should the tournament go ahead.

A final decision is expected by 15 June.

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Ten Top-100 Players To Play Indian Wells Challenger Before The Master 1000



The tournament is part of the Oracle Challenger Series and gives a good chance to get ready for the BNP Paribas Open.


The Indian Wells Challenger has been played since 2018 in the venue of the BNP Paribas Open: the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Southern California. The event has a prize money of $162.480 and offers 125 ATP points to the singles and the doubles champions.

This year, the singles draw shows a huge line-up with all the 16 seeds ranked in the top-117 and names like those of Ugo Humbert, Lucas Pouille, Jannik Sinner and Frances Tiafoe. All the seeded players have a bye and start their campaign in the second round, but many high level first round matches are still on the line.

On Monday, former Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung is set to play his first match of the season, as he faces Thai-Son Kwiatkowski on Stadium 5, while Jack Sock will play against 25 year-old Kaichi Uchida. Other interesting match-ups involve Akira Santillan against fellow 22 year-old Michael Mmoh and Mischa Zverev against JC Aragone.

Two qualifying-draw matches will be played as well, with 39 year-old Stephane Robert and Gage Brymer facing respectively doubles specialists Sem Verbeek and Hunter Reese. The winners will advance to the main draw and will meet Maxime Cressy, who comes from a title and a final in Canada in the last two weeks, and Roberto Marcora.

World’s number 7 Alexander Zverev will surprisingly play doubles with his brother Mischa: they are the 3rd seeds and will play against Sebastian Korda and Mitchell Krueger. The American pair of Nicholas Monroe and Jackson Withrow is at the top of the draw.


Indian Wells Challenger, main draw:
Ugo Humbert [1, FRA] bye
Kaichi Uchida (JPN) vs Jack Sock (PR, USA)
Michael Redlicki (USA) vs Zhe Li (CHN)
Evgeny Donskoy [13, RUS] bye
Denis Kudla [11, USA] bye
Maxime Janvier (FRA) vs Bradley Klahn (USA)
Q vs Maxime Cressy (USA)
Jannik Sinner [6, ITA] bye
Cameron Norrie [3, GBR] bye
Roberto Marcora (ITA) vs Q
Keegan Smith (USA) vs Ryan Peniston (GBR)
Marcos Giron [14, USA] bye
Salvatore Caruso [10, ITA] bye
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (USA) vs Hyeon Chung (KOR)
Liam Broady (GBR) vs Brandon Nakashima (USA)
Yuichi Sugita [7, JPN] bye
Frances Tiafoe [8, USA] bye
Akira Santillan (AUS) vs Michael Mmoh (USA)
Mischa Zverev (GER) vs JC Aragone (USA)
Gregoire Barrere [9, FRA] bye
Christopher O’Connell [15, AUS] bye
Brandon Holt (WC, USA) vs Sebastian Korda (USA)
Mitchell Krueger (USA) vs Dudi Sela (ISR)
Radu Albot [4 WC, MDA] bye
Steve Johnson [5, USA] bye
Govind Nanda (WC, USA) vs Marc Polmans (AUS)
Blake Mott (PR, AUS) vs Mackenzie McDonald (USA)
Taro Daniel [12, JPN] bye
Peter Gojowczyk [16, GER] bye
Marius Copil (ROU) vs Raymond Sarmiento (PR, USA)
Noah Rubin (USA) vs Danilo Petrovic (SRB)
Lucas Pouille [2, FRA] bye

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Roger Federer Calls For Further Increases In Prize Money For Lower Ranked Players

The former world No.1 shares his opinion on the financial rewards players are receiving.



Roger Federer, pic from twitter @USOpen

20-time grand slam champion has stated that the focus on prize money needs to switch from the top level to the lower level on the ATP Tour.


Federer, who has made more than $126 million during his career, has praised the financial support that has been given to him and his rivals over the years. However, he believes that more needs to be done. Earlier this week it was reported that a petition to boost prize money has been put into place and has been signed by numerous ATP players. The petition reportedly calls for a profit-sharing model to be implemented at all ATP and grand slam tournaments.

There is no information about who has signed this petition and the ATP has remained silent on the issue. Meanwhile, 38-year-old Federer believes the focus on the fight regarding prize money needs to switch direction.

“When I started and won my first Grand Slam in Australia, I don’t remember what the prize money was. I thought it was around 450,000 maybe for the winner and now we’re at 3.6 (million) maybe.” He said during his US Open press conference on Wednesday.
“I think it was important for us just to be able to raise winners’ prize money and come up with that so we can rival also other sports like golf and others so we have a higher prize money for the winners.’
“That went up very quickly, very drastically, which is great. But then it became too big between the winner and first-round loser. So we have that more organized nowadays.”

According to official statistics, 34 men have earned over $1 million in prize money so far this season (as of August 26th 2019). However, players outside the top 100 earned more than 50% less ($455,00 or less). Meanwhile, winners at this year’s US Open will take home $3.85 Million. That equates to what just over 65 players would get for losing in the first round ($58,000 each).

“I do believe the challenger players and also maybe qualifying and second-round loser should get more.” Said Federer. “So I think if there should be increases it shouldn’t be at the top anymore. I feel like we have reached a pretty good level there.’
“I think that’s going to be what we’re going to fight for.’
“It would be nice if the players could also survive on the challenger tour in the lower ranks and not just at the very top.” He added.

Federer’s comments come after he recently returned back to the ATP Player Council, which is headed by Novak Djokovic. He joined to the 10-member panel after months of political tension among the players. With some disagreeing over the decision to remove ATP CEO Chris Kermode from his position. Nadal has also returned back to the council.

“Being back on the council is good because I get all the information. I think that is important for me to give a proper opinion. It also brings Novak, Rafa, and me closer together, naturally, to be in a room.” Explained Federer.

At the US Open world No.3 Federer disposed of Damir Dzumhur in four sets. He will play Dan Evans or Lucas Pouille in the next round.

2019 US Open prize money breakdown

Winner: $3,850,000 (£3.14m)

Runner-up: $1,900,000 (£1.55m)

Semi-finalists: $960,000 (£782,000)

Quarter-finalists: $500,000 (£407,000)

Round of 16: $280,000 (£228,000)

Round of 32: $163,000 (£132,000)

Round of 64: $100,000 (£81,000)

Round of 128: $58,000 (£47,000)


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