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ATP Hamburg Draw Preview, Predictions and Live Stream: Can David Ferrer build on his success in Bastad?

Leye Aduloju in ATP Tour 24 Jul 2017
  • The German Tennis Championships is live from Hamburg from 24-30 July
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Pablo Cuevas lead the field, while David Ferrer looks to build on his success in Bastad.

It is the final weekend on clay before all the attention shifts to the hard court, hence a chance for the best clay court players in the world to have one last feel of their favourite surface before moving on to other pastures. 

Being an ATP 500 event, the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg provides a wonderful opportunity for players to pick up sizeable ranking points. 
Hamburg has produced some great champions in the past- including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal- and this week provides a chance for someone to go on and add his name to that illustrious list of champions. We sift through the draw to pick out the premier candidates for the title.

FIRST QUARTER
Projected Quarter-Final: Albert Ramos-Vinolas (1) vs Fernando Verdasco (7)
Just one week after meeting in Bastad, Spaniards, Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Fernando Verdasco look set to repeat that quarter final encounter at the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg. Top seed, Ramos-Vinolas opens against lucky loser, Leonardo Mayer, and could face either hard-hitting German, Jan-Lennard Struff or Russian, Evgeny Donskoy in the second round.
Struff has fallen off in recent weeks, winning just one of his last eight matches (after a decent start to the clay court season), while Donskoy’s claim to fame this year was beating Roger Federer in Dubai- admittedly a very significant claim to fame. Ramos-Vinolas should be fine against either man.
Bastad semi-finalist, Verdasco is in a tougher section of the quarter, as he opens against the dangerous Czech left-hander, Jiri Vesely before a potential meeting with another left-hander, Horacio Zeballos.

Predicted Quarter-Final: Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Fernando Verdasco


SECOND QUARTER
Projected Quarter Final: David Ferrer (8) vs Karen Khachanov (3)
Fresh from his first title in almost two years, Bastad champion, David Ferrer has been placed in a tricky section of the draw in Hamburg, which has him opening against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili before a second round meeting with Federico Delbonis or Carlos Berlocq. Basilashvili has won just one of his last seven matches, but he has impressed in spells this season, making the final in Memphis and semi-finals in Sofia and Lyon, while Delbonis has been winning a lot of matches on clay post the French Open (albeit on the Challenger Tour), winning the Todi challenger and reaching finals in Prostejov and Milan. He lost to Ferrer in the opening round in Bastad last week.
Bounding this quarter is Russian NextGen star, Karen Khachanov, who has a straightforward-looking opener against German qualifier, Rudolf Molleker, but trouble looms in the second round against either Rogerio Dutra Silva, who beat Gael Monfils in his quarter final run in Bastad, or Aljaz Bedene.

Predicted Quarter-Final: David Ferrer vs Aljaz Bedene


THIRD QUARTER
Projected Quarter-Final: Benoit Paire (5) vs Gilles Simon (4)
Gilles Simon headlines this quarter, but given his recent form, it is unlikely he makes it as far as his projected semi-final suggests. Simon has lost six of his last seven matches, including last week’s Umag opener against Marco Cecchinato. He should get past German wildcard, Maximillian Marterer, but he will do well to defeat Umag champion, Andrey Rublev or Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round. It will be interesting to see how Rublev fares in Hamburg, a week after capturing his first ATP title. Will he carry that form into the German city, or will he suffer a hangover?
On the other side of the quarter, local hero, Tommy Haas continues his farewell season as he opens against Argentine, Nicolas Kicker, before a possible second round meeting with Frenchman, Benoit Paire.

Projected Quarter Final: Benoit Paire vs Philipp Kohlschreiber


FOURTH QUARTER
Projected Quarter Final: Diego Schwartzman (6) vs Pablo Cuevas (2)
Second seed, Palo Cuevas looks to bounce back from last week’s surprise opening round defeat in Bastad, but he must do it the hard was as he takes on Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov in a tough first round contest. Confidence should not be a problem for Kuznetsov, who reached the semi-finals in Sweden last week. Should Cuevas get through that, he will face either German, Florian Mayer or Italian, Marco Cecchinato in the second round. At the other end of the quarter is Argentine, Diego Schwartzman, quarter finalist in Bastad last week. He should have no problems against Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer in the opening round, but could be tested in a possible second round meeting with Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur.

Predicted Quarter Final: Diego Schwartzman vs Pablo Cuevas

The German Tennis Championships is live from Hamburg from 24-30 July.


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ATP Hamburg Draw Preview, Predictions and Live Stream: Can David Ferrer build on his success in Bastad?

The German Tennis Championships hold in Hamburg from 24-30 July. Can David Ferrer build on his Bastad success? Read our draw preview, predictions and find out how to stream the tournament live online.

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