By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Kevin Anderson, Pablo Cuevas, Joao Sousa, Alexandr Dolgopolov
- Defending Champion: Denis Istomin
- Britwatch: Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans, Liam Broady, James Ward, Alexander Ward, Brydan Klein
NOTTINGHAM, UK – Denis Istomin will attempt to defend his Nottingham title as the final tune-up before Wimbledon gives some of the British players a final chance to hit the grass before Wimbledon
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 Kevin Anderson
It has been a tough time for the rangy South African after achieving his best career finish at No. 12 at the end of last year. After retiring in his opening match at the Australian Open and then again on his comeback in Delray Beach, he had a 10-week lay-off having been hit with a number of injuries.
Having had to qualify for Queen’s, falling in the opening round to Bernard Tomic, he at least gets a bye into the second round, and he could struggle against Fernando Verdasco as his first seeded opposition in the third round.
 Pablo Cuevas
Not exactly renowned for his prowess on grass, the No. 2 seed managed to get to the third round here last year, before crashing out at Wimbledon in the opening round in a five setter.
He picked up two titles in Brazil this year, but did not seem to be able to translate his clay court success this year outside of South America.
Cuevas could well meet Britain’s Dan Evans on his way to the quarters.
 Joao Sousa
The last two years on grass have hardly been outstanding for Portugal’s best player, who has not won back to back matches on the surface since coming all the way from qualification in s’Hertogenbosch to the semi-final in 2014.
British hopes in this quarter will be pinned on James Ward, who must be desperate to find the kind of form that saw him finally break the Top 100 last summer.
 Alexandr Dolgopolov
The unpredictable Ukrainian is defending semi-final points here and the surface should play to his speedy serve and heavily disguised groundies.
However, a shoulder injury pulled him out of Roland Garros and s’Hertogenbosch so he comes in short of time on the grass. He could face Kyle Edmund who will be out for a little revenge, having lost to the Ukrainian in the first round of Wimbledon last year.
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