After the conclusion of a roller coaster French Open 2020, it is time for the ATP tournaments to resume. The journey kicks off with the bett1HULKS indoor open at Cologne in Germany. Alexander Zverev is playing the tournament and has been seeded number 1. The US Open 2020 runner up will eye his first title of 2020 in Cologne.
The Grand Slams are a crowd puller because the greatest stars of the circuit turn up to display their mettle. Therefore, it is difficult to find the same thrill and excitement in the ATP tours that follow. However, the bett1HULKS tour looks promising as it could host a big match in the second round.
Owing to his top seed status, Zverev has been given a bye for the first round. Hence, he will directly face the winner of the adjacent tie in the second round.
Interestingly, former world number 1, Andy Murray will be one of the contenders in that tie. The former Wimbledon champion will play against Fernando Verdasco of Spain, and if he is successful in winning the tie, we’ll see a thrilling match between Murray and Alexander Zverev.
“Our Main Draw is ready!! Don’t you think we’ll see stunning matches,” the tournament announced on Twitter.
Alexander Zverev will be cautious
Despite being the hot favorite, Zverev will have to be cautious of the Briton. Their last meeting was not favorable for Zverev as he suffered a shocking defeat.
Facing Murray in the Western and Southern Open, Zverev lost the match to exit in the round of 32. Therefore, he’ll be on his guard if he faces Murray once again. He’ll be looking to avenge his defeat and redeem his pride.
Apart from these two, Roberto Batistuta Agut, Felix Auger Aliassime, and Marin Cilic will also compete in the tournament. While Batistuta Agut is seeded second, Auger Aliassime is seeded third.
Murray received a wild card entry into the tournament. He will be looking forward to producing some good results to get back his rhythm. It’ll not only boost his rankings but also give him some much-needed confidence.