ATP Brisbane International 2017 | Latest Tennis Schedules & Draws
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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Milos Raonic heads to Brisbane for the defence of his title and leads a meaty field for the season opener.
Draw & Results
|Order of Play|
|ATP Brisbane||$437,380||5 Jan|
|M Raonic (CAN) ||63 62||D Schwartzman (ARG)|
|R Nadal (ESP) ||61 61||M Zverev (GER)|
|D Thiem (AUT) ||76(5) 63||S Groth (AUS) [WC]|
|G Dimitrov (BUL) ||62 64||N Mahut (FRA)|
|K Nishikori (JPN) ||46 64 63||J Donaldon (USA) [Q]|
|J Thompson (AUS) [WC}||46 75 75||D Ferrer (ESP) |
|K Edmund (GBR)||63 31 Ret’d||L Pouille (FRA) |
|S Wawrinka (SUI) ||76(5) 64||V Troicki|
|S Groth (AUS) [WC]||63 57 75||P-H Herbert (FRA)|
|J Donaldson [Q]||64 64||G Muller (LUX)|
|L Pouille (FRA) ||76(6) 76(4)||G Simon (FRA)|
|V Troicki (SRB)||64 75||Y Nishioka (JPN) [Q]|
|D Schwartzman (ARG)||62 64||S Querrey (USA)|
|M Zverev (GER)||63 63||A De Minaur (AUS) [Q]|
|R Nadal (ESP) ||63 63||A Dolgopolov (UKR)|
|N Mahut (FRA)||46 63 64||S Robert (FRA)|
|D Ferrer (ESP) ||63 75||B Tomic (AUS)|
|K Edmund (GBR)||76(4) 76(6)||E Escobedo (USA) [Q]|
|G Dimitrov (BUL) ||62 63||S Johnson (USA)|
|J Thompson (AUS) [WC]||63 62||E Ymer (SWE) [WC]|
Top Quarter – Milos Raonic, Rafael Nadal
Time to step up for big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic. He struggled in his opener against Rafael Nadal in the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, before losing in the third-place play-off to World No. 1 Andy Murray, but should feel a little sharper as the tournament kicks off. Most likely he will face another hefty server in Sam Querrey and they are evenly matched.
Nadal looked impressive at the exhibition in Abu Dhabi and starts against Alexandr Dolgopolov who has had a torrid year as far as injuries go. While Mischa Zverev (his likely next round opponent) has made some comfortable strides up the rankings in 2016, we ought to see a good clash between the seeds in the quarter-finals.
Second Quarter – Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov
Any hopes that fourth seed Dominic Thiem might have learned from his scheduling woes of last year flew out the window as the Austrian will start his ascent into the World Top 10 by packing the tournaments in for his run up to the Australian Open. At the other end of the bracket, Grigor Dimitrov returns to a tournament where he has started the season with some good results – he made the final on his debut, but since then has slipped a little – semi-final in 2015, quarter-final last year.
Third Quarter – Kei Nishikori, David Ferrer
Kei Nishikori has also been a fairly steady hand at the Brisbane International – he has made it as far as the semi-finals twice, and a smattering of quarter-finals showing that the court and the conditions suit him on the Sunshine Coast.
At the other end of the bracket, tour veteran David Ferrer will start against home hope Bernard Tomic, who actually halted Nishikori’s progress last year in the quarter-final. When he feels motivated the unorthodox style of the Aussie can be tricky for his opponents – but his lack of consistency still is an issue.
Bottom Quarter – Stan Wawrinka, Lucas Pouille
Stan Wawrinka took the honours in the last Slam of the year, and has eschewed his usual starting point of Chennai to make his debut in Brisbane. We could be en-route for an intriguing clash with Lucas Pouille who made his presence felt in the Top 20 at the end of last year in quite some style. He won his first title in Metz – don’t be surprised if we see many more from the dazzling Frenchman.
British interest is with Kyle Edmund who makes his debut at the tournament. The British No. 2 has a chance to grab some points having scratched the Top 40 last year. He will start against a qualifier but could have a tough road ahead against either Pouille or Gilles Simon.
The ASB Classic takes place between 2-7 January.
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