Have you gotten enough of Andrey Rublev versus Casper Ruud yet? Based on what happened Sunday in the finals of the Nordea Open, Ruud might have seen enough of Ruud. But it won’t take long for Ruud to have his chance at potential revenge. On Monday, both guys start play at the Hamburg European Open, and one is the one seed (Ruud) and the other is the two seed (Rublev) so they could meet again in the finals.
Lorenzo Musetti also plays in Hamburg so basically it’s just one big after-party from the Nordea Open. Except this party lasts a week. The number four seed will be different in Hamburg compared to the Nordea Open number 4 and in Hamburg it will be Alexander Zverev.
Also, the Hamburg European Open is an ATP 500 event while the Nordea Open was a 250. This means more ATP points for the contestants.
What to watch in tennis on Monday: Rublev and Ruud are back!
The Hamburg European Open is also a WTA 250 event, but it has fewer highly-ranked players. The next 500 event on the women’s side is the Citi Open which begins on July 30th in Washington, D.C.
The Warsaw Open gets fully underway for the WTA on Monday. The top seed is Iga Swiatek, who is, of course, a native of Poland. She is the heavy favorite to win. The tournament will also have fifth-seeded Zhang Shuai. This will mark Zhang’s first matches back since the fiasco that happened at the Hungarian Grand Prix when she disputed a point in a match against Amarissa Toth and Zhang later retired.
The Truist Atlanta Open just began being underway, but the top players begin to play on Monday. Taylor Fritz is the top seed. Christopher Eubanks, who played at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and had an extremely impressive run at Wimbledon, is seeded fifth in the tournament. Fritz has Monday off but Eubanks will play.