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29.07.2021 - 20:25 Uhr

#NextGenATP stars Sebastian Korda, Carlos Alcaraz and Lorenzo Musetti headline the qualifying field for the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Korda will be competing in qualifying at this event for the third time. The American advanced to his first ATP Masters 1000 main draw at last year's Western & Southern Open, which was held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center due to the COVID-19 pandemic.At the time, Korda was No. 225 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. Now, he is World No. 47, just one spot off his career-high FedEx ATP Ranking. The Floridian won his first ATP Tour title in Parma in May.Alcaraz is another in-form #NextGenATP player. The Spaniard just lifted his first tour-level trophy last week in Umag. This will be the 18-year-old's first appearance in Cincinnati.Musetti will also make his Cincinnati debut. The Italian, who pushed Novak Djokovic to a fifth set in the fourth round at Roland Garros, enjoyed impressive hard-court results earlier this year. The 19-year-old advanced to the Acapulco semi-finals and the third round in Miami.Other players in the qualifying field include Americans Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe, 2019 semi-finalist Richard Gasquet and big-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff.

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04.08.2021 - 20:30 Uhr

Australian Nick Kyrgios has accepted a wild card into the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers, Tennis Canada announced Wednesday.This will be the seventh time the 26-year-old has competed in Canada’s ATP Masters 1000 event, where he owns a 5-6 record.“I’m really pleased to be playing in Toronto this year,” Kyrgios said in a statement. “I’ve always enjoyed my time in Canada and have great memories of playing there. Hopefully I can play well and put on a good show for my Canadian fans.”At Wimbledon, Kyrgios played his first tournament outside Australia since February 2020 in Acapulco. The World No. 77 has since played in Atlanta and Washington. He is 7-5 on the season.The National Bank Open Presented by Rogers will be held from 9-15 August in Toronto. The tournament alternates between Toronto and Montreal.