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ATP Marseille Director: 'Wawrinka? I preferred to sign Zverev and Dimitrov'

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by Gatto Luigi

ATP 250 of Marseille will take place next week and ahead of the 2017 edition, the tournament director Jean-François Caujolle spoke about the choices they did for the player' field that this year will feature Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Grigor Dimitrov but also younger players like Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov.

There won't be really a top player this year. There were chances to see Stan Wawrinka playing again in Marseille for the third year in a row, but in his three appearances there (2008, 2015-2016) he never won more than one match in a row.

'Negotiations with Wawrinka lasted until the last minute,' Caujolle told Le Provence. 'But I preferred to reach an agreement with younger players like Zverev and Dimitrov this year, who have a great game.

I like atypical players: Monfils, Kyrgios, Shapovalov or Zverev himself. It will be an interesting year.' ALSO READ: Richard Krajicek: 'Federer didn't want to face Nadal, but then - - - ' .

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