Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic still threatens to keep the ATP circuit suspended, for the moment the North American mini tour continues to be confirmed, now with the Cincinnati Masters 1000 (from August 20) as a starting point after the cancellation of the tournament. Washington.
In fact, in the last hours the contest, to be held in New York and not in Ohio, published the list of entry of the players in the main draw, with the Chilean Cristian Garin (18th in the world) ratified and projecting to be the head serial.
At the moment, the “Tank” would be the 14th seed of the tournament, after the absences of Roger Federer (4th), the French Gael Monfils (9th), the Italian Fabio Fognini (11th) and the Swiss Stan Wawrinka (17 °).
With this, and in case the competition is finally disputed, Garin will become the first Chilean to be the seed in a tournament of this category since Fernando González was in Miami in 2010. On that occasion, the “Bomber” of The Queen was the ninth favorite.
The Serbian Novak Djokovic (1st) and the Spanish Rafael Nadal (2nd) appear on the list of entries, although the Hispanic would not play it because he has prepared in recent months on clay surfaces thinking of Roland Garros.
Meanwhile, other figures present will be the Austrian Dominic Thiem (3rd), the Russian and defending champion Daniil Medvedev (5th), the Greek Stefanos Tsisipas (6th), the German Alexander Zverev (7th), among others.