Pursuing his deep run in Monte Carlo, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be set back to the examination incredibly quickly following week at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, the place he reached the championship match in 2021.
The top rated-seeded Greek could encounter Monte Carlo semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov in the 3rd spherical, with fifth seed Carlos Alcaraz lurking as a likely quarter-final opponent. Alcaraz could encounter ninth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in a 3rd-round struggle need to each gentlemen earn their openers.
The 18-12 months-aged Spaniard is established to compete on property soil for the initial time considering that he shed to Rafael Nadal in Madrid previous May. The Environment No. 11 holds an 18-3 history on the 2022 ATP Tour year, such as title operates in Miami and Rio de Janeiro. He will enter Barcelona third in the ATP Race To Turin, at the rear of only Nadal and Tsitsipas.
Casper Ruud and Felix Auger-Aliassime lead the base 50 % of the attract, with the Canadian in line to meet up with Frances Tiafoe in the 3rd-spherical rematch of their 2021 US Open come upon. Ruud’s first potential seeded opponent is Alexander Bublik.
Host nation Spain has three seeded entrants, with Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta becoming a member of Alcaraz. In the prime half, seventh seed RBA could encounter Alex de Minaur in the third spherical. Eighth seed PCB could open towards countryman Tommy Robredo — must the wild card defeat his qualifier opponent in the 1st spherical — with Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego his possible third-spherical opposition. Carreno Busta achieved the Barcelona semi-finals one 12 months back, bowing out against eventual winner Nadal.
Qualifying in Barcelona commences Sunday, with main-draw perform set for Monday.