Carlos Alcaraz May Meet Matteo Berrettini, Andy Murray Opens Towards Alex De Minaur At Queen’s Membership | ATP Tour


World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz will face a qualifier on his debut on the Cinch Championships and will face two-time defending champion Matteo Berrettini within the third spherical on the ATP 500, following Saturday’s draw.

The 20-year-old Spaniard has lifted 10 tour-level titles in his profession and risen to No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. Nevertheless, he has solely earlier performed two tour-level occasions on grass, along with his greatest outcome on the floor a run to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon final yr.

The highest seed headlines the attract London, the place he’ll face Jiri Lehecka or Alejandro Davidovich Fokina within the second spherical if he wins his opening match. Fourth seed Frances Tiafoe, who begins in opposition to Botic van de Zandschulp, is a possible semi-final opponent for Alcaraz. The American Tiafoe competes within the Stuttgart closing on Sunday earlier than arriving in London.

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Within the backside half, document five-time champion Andy Murray opens his marketing campaign in opposition to Australian Alex de Minaur, who beat the 36-year-old in Monte-Carlo earlier this season. The previous World No. 1 Murray might meet Diego Schwartzman within the second spherical and third seed Taylor Fritz within the quarter-finals.

Murray has made a robust begin to his grass season, profitable an ATP Challenger Tour occasion in Surbiton, earlier than advancing to the semi-finals in Nottingham, the place he competes on Saturday.

The American Fritz, who has received tour-level titles on grass (Eastbourne 2021, 2022) begins in opposition to Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles.

Second seed Holger Rune is within the backside half of the draw and can meet American Maxime Cressy within the first spherical. The Dane, at present at a career-high No. 6 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, has by no means received a tour-level match on grass.

Sixth seed Lorenzo Musetti is in Rune’s part, and begins in opposition to British wild card Jan Choinski. The 20-year-old Ben Shelton is making his debut on grass and is a possible second-round opponent for Musetti. The American begins in opposition to a qualifier.

Sixth seed Cameron Norrie and eighth seed Francisco Cerundolo are each within the prime half of the draw. The Briton Norrie, who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2022, faces Miomir Kecmanovic within the first spherical, whereas Cerundolo takes on a qualifier.


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