Matteo Berrettini On Collision Course With Andy Murray & Stan Wawrinka At Queen’s Club | ATP Tour

Reigning champion Matteo Berrettini will have to negotiate a difficult path if he is to capture the title at the Cinch Championships in London following the release of the draw Saturday.

The second-seeded Italian opens against Briton Daniel Evans and could face former World No. 1 Andy Murray in the second round if the record five-time Queen’s Club champion can overcome Lorenzo Sonego in his first match.

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Sixth seed Denis Shapovalov or former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka are then potential quarter-final opponents for Berrettini, who is into the final of Stuttgart this week. Shapovalov, who advanced to the semi-finals in London last year, starts against Tommy Paul, while 2014 semi-finalist Wawrinka meets Frances Tiafoe in the first round.

Last year’s finalist Cameron Norrie is also in the bottom half of the draw and begins against Grigor Dimitrov, who lifted the trophy at the ATP 500 event in 2014.


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Top seed Casper Ruud is making his debut at The Queen’s Club and faces British wild card Ryan Peniston in the first round. The Norwegian, who advanced to his maiden Grand Slam final at Roland Garros earlier this month, is seeded to meet Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals. The fifth seed will open against a qualifier.

#NextGenATP Briton Jack Draper has captured four ATP Challenger Tour crowns this year and will play fourth seed Taylor Fritz in the first round. Draper earned wins over Jannik Sinner and Alexander Bublik at the grass-court event last year, while Fritz is making his debut. The American has tasted success on grass before, though, triumphing in Eastbourne in 2019.

Other standout first-round matches include #NextGenATP Italian Lorenzo Musetti against Bublik, with two-time Queen’s Club champion Marin Cilic beginning against British wild card Liam Broady.

The 2022 Cinch Championships will be played from 13-19 June at The Queen’s Club in London.

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