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

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Tennis - Jean-François Caujolle spoke about the choices they did for the player' field


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.'

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