The match between Robin Haase and Andy Murray is one of the many interesting duels in the first round of the 48th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. Both players received a wildcard for the tournament. Local favourite Haase will start for the thirteenth time in Rotterdam, an absolute record. Facing Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray will be a repeat of their opener in 2008, when Haase surprised the world by winning in two sets (7-5, 6-3). A year later Murray became the champion in Rotterdam, by beating Nadal in the final.
But more interesting matches can be expected in the first round. Kei Nishikori and Felix Auger-Aliassime will play eachother, a match between the experienced Japanese superstar and the upcoming Canadian talent, finalist in 2020 against Gaël Monfils. Another great clash is expected between Stan Wawrinka and Karen Khachanov.
Daniil Medvedev (25) is the topseed in Rotterdam. Medvedev, number three on the ATP Rankings and finalist in the Australian Open last Sunday, will start his tournament in Ahoy against Dusan Lajovic. Medvedev is chasing the number two position in the ATP Rankings this week. A unique moment he could achieve by reaching the final this week. .
Stefanos Tsitsipas will start his tournament against Egor Gerasimov, the man who show great form this week and enters as a special exempt.:
The full main draw can be found here.
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