New station of the ATP circuit. Because the Sofia tournament was raffled in Bulgaria, A must stop on the European indoor tour this part of the season.
With Jannik Sinner as main favorite and Gael Monfils as challenger, Eastern European players are looking to make their way into these kinds of tournaments. These are the cases of the Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka and a series of local players among whom is not the maximum local reference: Grigor Dimitrov.
In addition, there will be Spanish representation by the hand of Alejandro Davidovich (vs. Benoit Paire) and Jaume Munar (against Marcos Giron); the Italians with Gianluca Mager (vs. Adrian Mannarino) and Lorenzo Musetti (vs. Dimitar Kuzmanov) in the lead; and the surprising Nur-Sultan finalist James Duckworth.