Rotterdam Open - Entry List: Roger Federer won't play, Zverev leads the way



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Rotterdam Open - Entry List: Roger Federer won't play, Zverev leads the way

A star-stunned field is set for the 46th edition of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam from 11 to 17 February 2019. The Dutch event will feature three top ten players: Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori.

The German will definitely want to go far after losing to David Ferrer in the second round last year. Cilic reached the final here in 2014, while Nishikori comes back to play in Netherlands for the first time in. The Paris Masters winner Karen Khachanov will definitely be among the favorites to win the title, as well as Daniil Medvedev, who won his maiden ATP 500 title at the Rakuten Open in Tokyo last year, and the defending finalist Grigor Dimitrov who lost to Roger Federer in a straight-set championship clash.

As Richard Krajicek, who has been the Tournament Director since 2004, had told Tennis World USA, Federer did not commit to play but he could still require a wild card like he did last year. That was a worth choice for the 20-time Major winner who cameback as world No.

1 defeating Robin Haase in a three-set quarter-final match. Federer will lose 500 ATP Rankings Points, but he may recover them if he commits to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in late February. Nick Kyrgios will try to make his first appearance, the Australian withdrew both in 2017 and 2018.

The 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka will get a main draw wild card, and the 2014 winner Tomas Berdych may play as well through an invitation. January and February will be two important months for Andreas Seppi, who will try to defend the Australian Open fourth round and Rotterdam semifinals.

In the last year's Dutch event, the Italian lost to Federer. Here below full main draw entry list, the world No. 40 Jeremy Chardy is the first alternate. Robin Haase is the fourth alternate, but his appearance was already confirmed by the tournament and he will ask for a wild card in case he needs it.

1 ZVEREV, Alexander GER 4
2 CILIC, Marin CRO 7 
3 NISHIKORI, Kei JPN 9 
4 KHACHANOV, Karen RUS 11 
5 EDMUND, Kyle GBR 14 
6 TSITSIPAS, Stefanos GRE 15 
7 MEDVEDEV, Daniil RUS 16 
8 RAONIC, Milos CAN 18 
9 DIMITROV, Grigor BUL 19 
10 BASILASHVILI, Nikoloz GEO 21 
11 GOFFIN, David BEL 22 
12 BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto ESP 24 
13 CHUNG, Hyeon KOR 25 
14 GASQUET, Richard FRA 26 
15 SHAPOVALOV, Denis CAN 27 
16 VERDASCO, Fernando ESP 28 
17 MONFILS, Gael FRA 29 
18 POUILLE, Lucas FRA 32 
19 KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER 34 
20 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA 34PR 
21 KYRGIOS, Nick AUS 35 
22 FUCSOVICS, Marton HUN 36 
23 SEPPI, Andreas ITA 37 
24 [SE] 
25 [WC] 
26 [WC] 
27 [WC] 
28 [WC] 
29 [Q] 
30 [Q] 
31 [Q] 
32 [Q]
ALTERNATES 
1 CHARDY, Jeremy FRA 40 
2 KLIZAN, Martin SVK 41 
3 EBDEN, Matthew AUS 46 
4 DZUMHUR, Damir BIH 47 
5 HAASE, Robin NED 50 
6 PAIRE, Benoit FRA 52 
7 KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ 53 
8 BERRETTINI, Matteo ITA 54 
9 HERBERT, Pierre-Hugues FRA 55 
10 STRUFF, Jan-Lennard GER 57

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