Dominic Thiem will not be at Bercy. The recent winner of the US Open has withdrawn after his elimination in Vienna against Andrey Rublev. Hit in the foot, the Austrian preferred to give up. A weight package that is added to that of Novak Djokovic, the defending champion. In addition to Roger Federer, he will therefore miss the beautiful people at Bercy. But there is still something to have fun with in particular the presence of Rafael Nadal and Stefano Tsitispas, who inherits the seed number 2 in the absence of Thiem.
On a surface that puts his knees to the test, the Spaniard, who has never yet won the Masters 1000 in Paris – one of the three tournaments in this category which still escapes his immense record -, could find himself facing to David Goffin in the quarterfinals. Before crossing paths perhaps Alexander Zverev for a place in the final, even if the latter will have a lot to do while Andrey Rublev could challenge him in the quarterfinals. In the other part of the table, the theoretical quarters are Diego Schwartzman – Daniil Medvedev and Matteo Berrettini – Stéfanos Tsitsipás.
Gaston against Carreno Busta, Humbert could deal with Tsitsipás
On the French side, it promises to be full-bodied, without much surprise given the pedigree of the tournament. Invited by the organization after his great adventure at Roland Garros, Hugo Gaston will have his work cut out for him to talk about again in Paris with in the first round Pablo Carreno Busta, semi-finalist of the last US Open. If Richard Gasquet will have to get rid of Taylor Fritz before perhaps facing Schwartzman or that Gilles Simon will attack Tommy Paul, Adrian Mannarino will have to get out of the clutches of Grigor Dimitrov, who has shown good things this week against Tsitsipás in Vienna.
Finally, if Benjamin Bonzi and Corentin Moutet are waiting to know the name of their opponents who will be lucky loser, Ugo Humbert, titled in Antwerp and opposed to Casper Ruud, will try to confirm to offer himself a nice challenge with a second round against the Greek, seeded number 2, in case of victory while Pierre-Hugues Herbert will cross swords with Tennys Sandgren.