We just entered in the 40th week of the tennis year, which started with 2 great tournaments in the men’s category. These are China Open and Rakuten Japan Open, held in Beijing and Tokyo respectively.
Although none of the BIG 3 (Nadal, Federer, Djokovic) will be present in any of the two tournaments, the other tennis stars will be there and their fights are expected with great interest.
Among them is Stefanos Tsitsypas, starting from No. 5 on the Rakuten Japan Open, and in the first round he will be faced with the Japanese Taro. In this particular tournament, Croatian Cilic, No1 of the board, but also the other Japanese Nishikori will be a big favorite with the support of the fans.
In the other tournament, undisputed favorite is the No1 of the dashboard, Del Potro, but Zverev, Dimitrov and Fognini are likely to claim the title.
In Beijing, there will also be running China Open in the women’s category, where we have already had the first big surprise as the No. 1 in the world, Simona Halep, was eliminated in the first round by Jabeur. Maria Sakkari, who was in a bad day and lost to Vekic, was also fortunate, and she said goodbye to the tournament prematurely. A big favorite now shows the No. 2 of the board Caroline Wozniacki.