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Chung is 18-7 this season after ending 2017 as champion of the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals. 9) Spanish Armada: A dozen Spaniards are in the field prior to the end of qualifying, including the. 2010 champion Verdasco, 2004 champion Robredo, No. 5 seed Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 8 seed. Roberto Bautista Agut, No.
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BMW OPEN BY FWU STORYLINES MTTC Iphitos | Munich, Germany | 30 April-6 May 2018 Draw: S-28, D-16 | Prize Money: €501,345 | Surface: Clay ATP World Tour Info ATPWorldTour.com Twitter: @ATPWorldTour Facebook: @ATPWorldTour

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10 THINGS TO WATCH IN MUNICH 1) Sliding into Spring: A trio of clay-court events takes place on the ATP World Tour this week in Munich, Estoril and Istanbul. At the BMW Open by FWU in Munich, defending champion and World No. 3 Alexander Zverev will join fellow German and three-time champion Philipp Kohlschreiber. 2) The Champ is Here: Zverev turned 21 on 20 April and is already making his fifth appearance in Munich. He’s improved his results each year, from the first round in 2014 and second round in 2015 to the semi-finals in 2016 and the title in 2017. Zverev has been ranked in the Top 5 each week since 11 September 2017. After winning five ATP titles last season, he’s seeking his first of 2018. 3) Right at Home: Kohlschreiber earned 30+ wins and enjoyed Top 50 finishes in each of the last 11 seasons. The key to Kohlschreiber’s success has come in Germany, where he is 116-61 (.655) compared to 314-271 elsewhere (.537). Kohlschreiber, 34, is making his 10th straight and 14th overall appearance in Munich. The five-time Munich finalist won the title in 2007, 2012 and 2016. 4) Other Germans: Yannick Hanfmann, Yannick Maden, Maximilian Marterer, Florian Mayer, Jan-Lennard Struff and Mischa Zverev will also represent Germany. Marterer had an 0-14 record entering 2018. He is 7-7 on the season, not including his sixth Challenger title at Cherbourg, FRA. 5) Steady Spaniard: Like Kohlschreiber, No. 2 seed Roberto Bautista Agut is one of the ATP World Tour’s most consistent players. He has earned 40+ wins and enjoyed Top 25 finishes in each of the last four seasons. Bautista Agut, 30, won the biggest of his eight career titles at Dubai on 3 March. 6) On the Rise: No. 3 seed Diego Schwartzman has achieved a new career-high ranking 15 times since the start of 2017, peaking at No. 15 on 2 April. Schwartzman did not drop a set en route to his first ATP World Tour 500 title at Rio de Janeiro on 25 February. The Argentine is 5-5 since then. 7) Asian Sensation: Hyeon Chung of South Korea is 18-7 this season after ending 2017 with the Next Gen ATP Finals title. Chung’s rankings rise began at 2017 Munich, where he reached his first ATP World Tour semi-final as the World No. 78. He returns to Munich this week as the No. 4 seed. 8) 300 Wins: No. 5 seed Fabio Fognini is one win from 300 for his career. The 2014 Munich finalist bids to become the fourth Italian player to win 300 matches. Retired players Corrado Barazzutti and Adriano Panatta reached the milestone, while Andreas Seppi earned his 300th win in 2016. 9) Monfils in Munich: No. 7 seed Gael Monfils comes back to the ATP World Tour this week. The Frenchman returned from a right knee injury to win his seventh ATP title at Doha in January. But Monfils hurt his back at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells and has not played since 13 March. 10) Doubles Details: Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo are co-No. 1s in the ATP Doubles Rankings but enter Munich with seven losses in their last 10 matches. They are joined in the field by Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald, who are 20-8 with three titles since debuting as a team last August. Information accurate as of Friday, 27 April at 4 pm ET. For the latest stats, facts and figures about the ATP World Tour, follow @ATPMediaInfo on Twitter.

MILLENNIUM ESTORIL OPEN STORYLINES Clube de Tenis do Estoril | Estoril, Portugal | 30 April-6 May 2018 Draw: S-28, D-16 | Prize Money: €501,345 | Surface: Clay ATP World Tour Info ATPWorldTour.com Twitter: @ATPWorldTour Facebook: @ATPWorldTour

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