Rotterdam Open preview – seeds, draw, schedule, and predictions

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The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, commonly known as the Rotterdam Open, stands as a beacon of excellence and tradition in the world of tennis. The tournament has etched its name in the annals of tennis history since its inception in 1972 and has been graced by legendary champions and unforgettable moments, cementing its status as a cornerstone event in the ATP Tour calendar.

As the anticipation mounts for the 2024 edition, the absence of reigning champion Daniil Medvedev casts a spotlight on the field, leaving room for emerging talents to seize the spotlight. With Jannik Sinner, fresh off his triumph at the 2024 Australian Open, leading the pack as the top seed, the stage is set for a captivating showcase of skill and determination.

Past champions such as Felix Auger-Aliassime, Andrey Rublev, Gael Monfils, and the illustrious Roger Federer have left an indelible mark on the tournament’s legacy, further heightening the excitement surrounding this year’s event. With a total financial commitment of €2,134,985, with the men’s singles champion set to receive €399,215.

Let’s delve into the seeds, draw, schedule, and predictions that will shape the narrative of this prestigious tennis spectacle.

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Rotterdam Open Seeds

The seeds for the upcoming Rotterdam Open have been unveiled, showcasing a formidable lineup of top-ranked players ready to battle for glory on the indoor hard courts of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Leading the pack as the top seed is the dynamic Italian sensation, Jannik Sinner. With an impressive ranking of 4 in the ATP standings, Sinner is poised to make a strong bid for the title and assert his dominance on the tour. He was the runner-up last time around and arrives as the top seed after claiming the Australian Open crown.

Hot on his heels is the formidable Russian powerhouse, Andrey Rublev, who claims the second seed. Ranked 5th in the world, Rublev brings a wealth of experience and firepower to the tournament. He was the winner at this venue in 2021 and after claiming silverware in the Hong Kong Open, will pose a significant threat to his opponents’ aspirations.

The top seeds at the event as as follows:

  1. Jannik Sinner – Top Seed, Ranking: 4
  2. Andrey Rublev – Seed #2, Ranking: 5
  3. Holger Rune – Seed #3, Ranking: 7
  4. Hubert Hurkacz – Seed #4, Ranking: 8
  5. Alex de Minaur – Seed #5, Ranking: 11
  6. Grigor Dimitrov – Seed #6, Ranking: 13
  7. Ugo Humbert – Seed #7, Ranking: 21
  8. Alexander Bublik – Seed #8, Ranking: 23

Rounding out the top seeds are rising stars and seasoned campaigners alike, including Holger Rune, Hubert Hurkacz, Alex de Minaur, Grigor Dimitrov, Ugo Humbert, and Alexander Bublik. In the 2024 campaign, Dimitrov claimed silverware in the Brisbane International while Bublik triumphed in the Montpellier Open.

With each player boasting impressive rankings and an array of skills, the competition promises to be fierce and unpredictable, as they battle it out for supremacy on the Rotterdam courts. With the seeds poised to make their mark and stake their claim to greatness, the tournament is sure to deliver an unforgettable spectacle of elite-level tennis.

Rotterdam Open Schedule

Fans should mark their calendars for an exhilarating week of tennis action as the Rotterdam Open unfolds its thrilling schedule from February 10th to February 18th. The tournament kicks off with the Qualification rounds on Saturday, February 10th, setting the stage for an intense battle as players vie for a spot in the main draw. The excitement continues on Sunday, February 11th, with the Qualification rounds accompanied by the festive vibes of “SUNDAY FUNDAY,” promising a day of tennis entertainment for fans of all ages.

As the competition heats up, the main draw commences on Monday, February 12th-14th, with the eagerly anticipated First Round matches, where players will showcase their skills and determination on the Rotterdam courts. The action intensifies on February 14th & 15th as the commencement of the Second Round, as players battle fiercely for a coveted spot in the Quarterfinals.

The excitement reaches fever pitch on Friday, February 16th, with the thrilling Quarterfinal clashes, where the remaining contenders fight tooth and nail for a chance at glory. The Semi-finals are set to take place on Saturday, February 17th with the tournament reaching its climax on Sunday, February 18th.

The complete breakdown of the events are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 10: Qualification
  • Sunday, February 11: Qualification
  • Monday, February 12: First round
  • Tuesday, February 13: First round
  • Wednesday, February 14: First/Second round
  • Thursday, February 15: Second round
  • Friday, February 16: Quarterfinals
  • Saturday, February 17: Semi-finals
  • Sunday, February 18: Final

Rotterdam Open Main Draw

Brace yourselves for a spectacle of tennis prowess and unyielding determination as the top contenders and rising stars collide on the indoor hard courts of Rotterdam. Without further ado, here is the electrifying draw for the opening round of the Rotterdam Open. Let the games begin!

  • J. Sinner (1) vs B. van de Zandschulp
  • Qualifier vs G. Monfils (WC)
  • J. de Jong (WC) vs B. Coric
  • A. Bublik (8) vs H. Hurkacz (4)
  • J. Lehecka vs T. Griekspoor
  • L. Musetti vs A. Davidovich Fokina
  • J. Struff vs E. Ruusuvuori
  • U. Humbert (7) vs G. Dimitrov (6)
  • L. Sonego vs F. Marozsan
  • M. Fucsovics vs Z. Zhang
  • A. Shevchenko vs R. Safiullin
  • H. Rune (3) vs A. de Minaur (5)
  • S. Korda vs D. Prizmic (WC)
  • F. Auger-Aliassime vs Qualifier
  • Qualifier vs A. Rublev (2)

Rotterdam Open Predictions

It is difficult to look past Jannik Sinner, our top pick for success at the Rotterdam Open. The Italian phenom has been on an unstoppable trajectory since his remarkable run at the 2023 US Open, boasting an impressive 13-6 record against the Top 10, including regular wins over Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, and Daniil Medvedev.

Opening his 2024 campaign with a resounding victory at the Australian Open, Sinner proved his mettle by overcoming the likes of Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev en route to the title. His dominance on the court and unwavering determination make him a formidable force to reckon with at the Rotterdam Open. Having narrowly missed out on the title in the previous edition, Sinner is poised to rectify that by clinching the trophy this time around.

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While Sinner is undoubtedly the frontrunner for success at the Rotterdam Open, the competition promises to be fierce, with several contenders vying for the coveted crown. Among them, second seed Andrey Rublev emerges as a formidable force. The Russian star, who clinched the Rotterdam Open title in 2021, has already demonstrated his prowess this year with a title victory at the Hong Kong Open and a strong showing as a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open.

Adding to the mix of contenders is Felix Auger-Aliassime, a dark horse capable of causing upsets and making a deep run in the tournament. The indoor-hard court specialist showcased his potential at the Montpellier Open, reaching the quarter-finals before bowing out in a thrilling three-set battle against Alexander Bublik. With a Rotterdam Open title already under his belt in 2022, he can cause upsets in a staked field.

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