The first two tournaments that will take place in China from 20 to 26 September will be the ATP 250 in Chengdu and the ATP 250 in Zhuhai
Tennis returns to China after a four-year hiatus. The pandemic and the strong restrictions adopted by the government have removed the ATP Tour from East Asia for four seasons, but the time has come to welcome back the best tennis players on the major circuit.The first two tournaments that will take place in China from 20 to 26 September will be the ATP 250 in Chengdu and the ATP 250 in Zhuhai.
The official entry lists of both events have been published. Daniil Medvedev has confirmed his participation in the Zhuhai Championships and will lead the seeding.The Russian explained: “I’m really looking forward to going back to China and playing at the Hengqin International Tennis Center.
I’m looking forward to seeing the city and the stadium, which I’ve heard so much about. It will be great to play again in front of Chinese fans after a three-year absence. Looking forward to seeing you all in September.”Three of his countrymen who will enrich the main draw.
These are Karen Khachanov, Aslan Karatsev and Alexander Shevchenko.
Tennis returns to China: the entry lists of the tournaments in Zhuhai and Chengdu
Among the heads should also appear Cameron Norrie, Jan-Lennard Struff, Tallon Griekspoor, Borna Coric, Tomas Martin Etcheverry and Sebastian Korda.
Everything will obviously depend on the results they achieve at the US Open. Also in attendance will be 3-time Grand Slam champion and tennis legend Andy Murray.
Zhuhai entry list pic.twitter.com/eYCLb7kX1B — Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) August 22, 2023
Lorenzo Musetti will instead take the field in Chengdu: he is the tennis player with the second best ranking.
Alexander Zverev, current world number 12, preceded him. The Chinese crowd will be able to watch live the matches of two tennis players who are always able to entertain fans: Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Bublik. For now, Roberto Bautista Agut is registered.
The Spaniard was forced to withdraw from the US Open. According to local media reports, Bautista Agut sustained an injury while tending to his horses.
Chengdu entry list pic.twitter.com/Up82ryCRFD — Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) August 22, 2023