The United States Open concluded and thus the four Grand Slam of the year were completed. However, tennis does not stop and recognized figures, including Hubert Hurkacz (13th), Pablo Carreño Busta (16th), Gael Monfils (20th), Alex de Minaur (21st), Karen Khachanov (27th) and Andy Murray (116th), they move to France to dispute the Metz ATP 250, from September 20 to 26, indoors and hard.
With the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo in the qualifying stage (only South American) and seven Top 30, the main draw of the Moselle Open was drawn. The maximum aimed at the title is the Polish Hubert hurkacz, champion this year in the Masters 1000 in Miami, who will begin his course in the second round against the winner of Lucas Pouille and a tennis player from the classification.
Pablo Carreño Busta starts as second seed and awaits the result between Jeremy Chardy and Jan Lennard Struff to meet his rival. Gael Monfils, champion in 2009, and Australian Alex de Minaur also obtained Bye and will debut in the second phase of the tournament.
For its part, Andy Murray, owner of three Grand Slam trophies and former world number one, after a good time at the US Open (he fell in five sets with Stefanos Tsitsipas) and a surprise defeat at the Rennes Challenger with Roman Safiullin (158th), accepted the invitation from the organization and will face a tough premiere against local Ugo Humbert, while Karen Khachanov will do the same against a qualifying tennis player.
It is worth mentioning that the 36-year-old French historical, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, top winner of the tournament with four conquests (2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019) and also defending champion, since the 2020 edition was not carried out due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will not be present despite your desire to participate. A torn calf left him first without the US Open and now without the possibility of defending the championship in the French city.