The Equilite tournament set to feature strong player field



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The Equilite tournament set to feature strong player field

The Equilite tournament is Spain is set to feature a notable player field as rising Australian star Alex de Minaur and former world No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta are set to headline the player lineup. The tournament format will feature six players -- who will be divided into two groups -- with the winner of each group progressing into the final.

The Equilite tournament will take place in Alicante early next month as the tournament is set to run from July 2-5. De Minaur, ranked at No. 26 in the world, was limited to only two tournaments this year due to health issues.

After starting the season at the ATP Cup, the rising Australian star was forced to miss the Australian Open and he returned to competitive action in Acapulco -- just before the Tour suspension. Former world No. 18 de Minaur will be one of the main favorites to win the Equilite tournament.

Carreno Busta, now ranked at No. 25 in the world, appears to be the best Spanish hope to win the Equilite tournament. The Spaniard's best result of the season came in Rotterdam, where he made the semifinal before losing to eventual runner-up Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Joao Sousa, a three-time ATP champion, has also signed up to play the Equilite tournament. Former world No. 28 Sousa started the season with five consecutive losses before he won a Davis Cup match just days before the Tour suspension.

Rising Spanish stars Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Carlos Alcaraz are also expected to appear at the Equilite tournament.

The Equilite tournament set to also feature an exhibition match

Second-best ranked Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut will clash against Spanish tennis legend Juan Carlos Ferrero at the Equilite tournament.

Bautista Agut made his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon last year, while Ferrero captured his lone Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2003. One more player is left to be announced for the Equilite tournament.