By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Roberto Bautista Agut, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fabio Fognini, Adrian Mannarino
- 2016 Champion: Alexander Zverev
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ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – After Davis Cup weekend, it is back to the main tour, with Roberto Bautista Agut looking to regain his Winston-Salem form.
St. Petersburg Open 2017 Draw & Results
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Despite looking like he was coming into some solid hard court form at just the right time, Bautista Agut could not translate it when it came to the US Open, as former champion Juan Martin Del Potro ended his progress early. The Spainiard has fared pretty well in Russia. He has reached the semi-finals the last two years, and will be looking to go all the way as the top seed.
It has been generally an inconsistent year for the Frenchman – he has struggled with injury, welcomed his first child so it was not until May before he got back to anything like winning ways. He picked up two titles on the bounce and despite a poor start to his clay court season, he won the tournament in Lyon, before crashing out of his home slam in Paris in the opening round. Coming off an equally poor US hard-court swing, and he makes his debut at St. Petersburg.
 Fabio Fognini
After the farcical delay from the USTA from banning Fognini for abusive behaviour towards a female umpire, the controversial Italian is back in action. The 2012 finalist has not been back since 2013, so it will be interesting to see if his return taps into his far earlier form.
 Adrian Mannarino
Another fiery player at times, Mannarino has had a smattering of decent runs at the back to back Masters on the way to the US Open, where he picked up a couple of rounds. Since making the quarter-finals on his debut in 2011, he has had a pretty miserable time of it with two first round exits, so any advance on last year’s result will be a bonus.
The St. Petersburg Open takes place between 18-24 September.
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