The Sichuan International Tennis Center in Chengdu will host the ATP 250 tournament for the fourth time as a part of the Chinese swing that also contains Zhuhai, Beijing and Shanghai. This fantastic tennis facility has 20 outdoor hard courts and 12 indoor courts, hosting some high-quality filed that will battle for the title and 250 points at the third strongest ATP 250 event in the calendar in terms of the Total Financial Commitment.
John Isner should be the top seed, making a long trip from Geneva where he competed at the Laver Cup in the last three days and facing Egor Gerasimov or Zhe Li in the second round, most probably on Thursday. Bradley Klahn, Jason Jung, Ricardas Berankis and the 8th seed Denis Shapovalov are also in the first quarter, with Shapovalov who had also played in Geneva before heading to Chengdu.
Benoit Paire is the 3rd seed, facing Pablo Carreno Busta or Radu Albot in round two and having to beat Alexei Popyrin, Fernando Verdasco or Cristian Garin to find himself in the semi-final, with Garin taking out the 7th seed Kyle Edmund in straight sets on Monday.
In the third quarter, the US Open semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov will compete for the first time since New York, skipping the first round and setting the encounter against Daniel Evans or Yan Bai for the place in the quarters.
Taylor Fritz, Alexander Bublik, Vasek Pospisil and Jordan Thompson are also in this group, with Fritz hoping to continue where he left a the Laver Cup and draw more good results after that thrilling victory over Dominic Thiem.
The 5th seed Dusan Lajovic takes upon Juan Ignacio Londero in the bottom quarter, with these two, Marton Fucsovics, Kamil Majchrzak, Hyeon Chung and Joao Sousa chasing the 2nd seed Felix Auger-Aliassime, another title favorite if he brings his best tennis.