By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov
- Defending Champion: Gael Monfils
- British Interest: Kyle Edmund
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WASHINGTON, USA – Dominic Thiem takes up top seed honours, with defending champion Gael Monfils returning, while British interests lie with Kyle Edmund who narrowly missed reaching a first ATP final.
Citi Open Draw & Results
|Order of Play|
|Q-Singles / Q-Doubles|
The Top Seeds
 Dominic Thiem
Surprisingly, Thiem has actually made the use of the break between Wimbledon and the random clay court events preceding the US hard-court swing proper – and like a lot of the top players choose this ATP 500 to come back, ahead of back to back Masters in Montreal and Cincinnati.
Thiem has been pretty consistent this year consolidating his ascension to the World Top 10 at the end of last year, but still frustrated many with his knack of playing any tournament going. He makes his debut in Washington.
 Kei Nishikori
Things have taken a little bit of a slide for Nishikori, dropping out of the Top 5 after more injuries derailed the early part of his clay court season. He returned in decent form, making the quarter-finals in Madrid and the semi-finals in Geneva before a run to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.
On the grass it was a different story with an earlier than expected departure from Wimbledon in the third round. Nishikori won the title in 2016, ad returns after skipping the tournament last year.
 Milos Raonic
Another former champion makes a return after skipping the tournament since 2014. Raonic continues to have battles with injury again, skipping the month of April, before coming back for the clay court season, and he enjoyed a run to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, but fell short of his run to the final last year.
 Grigor Dimitrov
With just Thiem part of the younger generation, it is left to Dimitrov to bring up the rest of the Generation lost boys as the fourth seed. Dimitrov looked to have settled down and found his groove at the start of the year, but once again the promise that he was showing at the start of the year seems to have stalled.
At any rate, he will hope to do better than his opening match exit last year, to Dan Evans no less.
The Citi Open takes place between between 31 July – 6 August.
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