The organizers of the ATP 250 tournament in Sofia saved all three main draw wild cards for the home players, and two teenagers will have a chance to make their ATP debut. 16-year-old Adrian Andreev is one of them and he will write history when he steps to the court against Denis Istomin in the opening round as the first player born in 2001 who played a match in the main draw of the ATP tournament! Andreev is the 26th best junior in the world at the moment, winning prestigious Eddie Herr in December in both singles and doubles.
He also had a chance to play at the recently ended Australian Open as well, losing to a future champion Sebastian Korda in the second round. 12 months ago Adrian was in the qualifying draw of Sofia, losing to Maximilian Marterer 6-2 6-0 in just 37 minutes, but he improved his game a lot and we should expect more from him against Istomin.
He performed in two main draws of Futures back in 2016, winning his first professional match just after turning 15. Adrian is only the third player born after 1999 who will play a match at the ATP tournament (Sebastian Korda will be the fourth in New York) after Rudolf Molleker and Nicola Kuhn who performed in Hamburg and Shenzhen in 2017. Players who made a debut on the ATP Tour per generations: