After crowning Matteo Berrettini on July 12, the Ultimate Tennis Showdown returns this weekend for a second edition. The first players were revealed but the organization prepares a couple of names to surprise viewers.
Although the information is not official, Stan Wawrinka is expected to make his debut on the UTS “circuit”. The Swiss did not play again since February 27, even on display. Meanwhile, Gaël Monfils and Sascha Zverev could occupy that second place that the competition lacks.
The Frenchman was due to participate in the exhibition organized by Dominic Thiem in Austria last week but declined due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Finally, the German Alexander Zverev is also in the process of making his UTS debut, but controversies over his participation in the Adria Tour are also the subject of analysis.
The first eight names to set foot on the Mouratoglou Academy court were revealed. Already present during the first tour, Feliciano López, Richard Gasquet, Benoit Paire, Alexei Popyrin, Corentin Moutet and Dustin Brown are back for two more weekends.
Grigor Dimitrov and Fernando Verdasco will be other premiere names who did not participate in the first action of the tournament.