Sydney’s ATP 250 draw resulted in a match that, while it has no history other than a second round at Miami 2018, cannot possibly go unnoticed: Nick Kyrgios vs. Fabio Fognini.
The Australian was not part of his team at the ATP Cup nor did he appear, surprisingly, at the premiere at the ATP 250 in Melbourne (his rival was Alex Molcan) due to an asthma problem. “I have felt exhausted in the last 4 days, I had several PCRs and they all came back negative. I don’t feel 100%, so I hope to be ready next week in Sydney,” he said.
Aslan Karatsev will be the favorite as the only Top 20 in a tournament that will feature three Argentines. Federico Coria will debut vs. a player emerged from the classification and Federico Delbonis will play against Albert Ramos. In addition, Facundo Bagnis will debut against David Goffin.
In addition, Andy Murray (coming off Bagnis himself in the Melbourne Summer Set) will take the field before a qualifier.