Big-serving American Sam Querrey won't be making his second appearance at the Chengdu Open as he has withdrawn from the Chinese ATP 250 event. The 31-year-old debuted at the Chengdu Open last year, when he made the quarterfinal before losing a tight clash against fellow compatriot Taylor Fritz.
Querrey, ranked at No. 45 in the world, last played at the US Open, where he disappointingly lost in the first round to Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero. Former world No. 11 Querrey will be aiming to make some notable results this European and Asian indoor-hard court swing as he didn't perform well throughout the North American hard-court swing.
Meanwhile, a place in the Chengdu main draw has opened for Hungary's Marton Fucsovics following the withdrawal of 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Querrey. The 27-year-old Hungarian is set to make his debut appearance on the indoor-hard courts of Chengdu next week as he has no previous appearances at the tournament. It remains to be seen how far can 66th-ranked Fucsovics go in his debut at the Chengdu Open.