A stunning star-stunned field has been built up for the Zhuhai Open that will take place from 23 to 29 September 2019. The Chinese tournament switches city after spending five years in Shenzhen and will feature Andy Murray who is back in singles in Cincinnati earlier this week.
Murray triumphed in Shenzhen back in 2014 when he was coming back from back surgery. There, his return at the highest level started. Last year he competed as well, losing to David Goffin in the quarter-finals. That was his last match on the Tour in 2018.
Tsitsipas is instead making his debut. His non-stop tournaments schedule continues, and according to rumours, he may also play the Laver Cup in Geneva. In Zhuhai Roberto Bautista Agut, who is close to crack the top ten rankings, Borna Coric who is not having a great season and Nick Kyrgios who often did not make his best effort in Asia, especially in the Rolex Shanghai Masters, are committed.
Yoshihito Nishioka won his maiden career-title in Shenzhen, defeating Pierre-Hugues Herbert in a last year's three-set final. The world No. 70 Andrey Rublev is the last player who joins the lineup, the No. 72 Tennys Sandgren is the first alternate.
On his performance during his straight-set match win over Lorenzo Sonego in Cincinnati, Kyrgios said: "I actually felt as if I didn’t serve my best today at all. I’m being serious. I didn’t feel like I was hitting my spots well at all."