By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Pablo Cuevas, Karen Khachanov, Gilles Simon
- 2016 Champion: Martin Klizan
- British Interest: Aljaz Bedene
- CLICK on our featured players below to see stats via TennisAbstract.com
HAMBURG, GERMANY – Unfortunately for the 2016 champion Martin Klizan, he withdrew with injury but British interest lies with Aljaz Bedene in a top class clay court field.
German Open Tennis Championships Draw & Results
|Order of Play|
|Qualifying Singles / Qualifying Doubles|
The Top Seeds
While it is no surprise to see some of the world’s best clay courters in action this week in Germany, the Spaniard has enjoyed something of a breakthrough year in 2017. He hit a career high this year of No. 17 and has been particularly consistent on the clay this year, including two finals this year on the surface (Sao Paulo and Monte Carlo).
He returns here after a gap of two years, and his previous best was the quarter-finals in 2012.
 Pablo Cuevas
After what looked like a shaky start to the year, with no back to back wins, Cuevas seemed to hit a groove winning the title in Sao Paulo, beating Hamburg’s top seed Ramos-Vinolas in the process. He had a decent clay court spring, although he only reached the third round at Roland Garros, but withdrew from Wimbledon and his comeback in Bastad was short-lived, losing in his opener. He has a lot on the line here, as last year’s runner-up.
 Karen Khachanov
The big hitting Russian has been making waves this year, lurking just outside the Top 30 after some decent runs in grass, but he has had some decent results this year on clay, reaching the Barcelona quarter-final.
He started his clay-court ‘summer’ post-Wimbledon by reaching the Bastad quarter-final and he is making his debut in Hamburg.
 Gilles Simon
Since reaching the quarter-finals in Lyon, Simon has been searching for back to back wins and his start to this odd clay court swing post-Wimbledon lasted a single round. It has been a while since he has graced Hamburg with his presence, although he is a former champion here, back in 2011, but a[art from Lyon and earlier in the year the quarter-finals in Marseille, his form has been a little shaky.
The German Open Tennis Championships takes place between 24-30 July
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