The Mallorca Championships commences with the first round of matches on Sunday, June 25th, and TennisUpToDate is here to provide a preview of the final grass-court tournament before Wimbledon, which concludes on July 1st.
At first, Nick Kyrgios was among the prominent contenders in the tournament held in Spain. However, despite initially making the trip, he has decided to withdraw, casting uncertainty over his participation in Wimbledon.
Tsitsipas, Davidovich Fokina, and Shelton Headline the Mallorca Championships 2023
The field for the Mallorca Championships is led by Tsitsipas, Davidovich Fokina, and Shelton.
Although Kyrgios and Felix Auger-Aliassime, who initially received a wildcard from his coach and tournament director Toni Nadal, are not participating, the tournament still boasts an impressive lineup of star players.
Notably, the defending champion, Stefanos Tsitsipas, will be competing in Mallorca after spending a week practicing at Wimbledon alongside his girlfriend, Paula Badosa, who hails from the same homeland.
Tsitsipas will face either Yannick Hanfmann or Pedro Cachin in his opening match. The second seed in the tournament is Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who, along with Bernabe Zapata Mirallas, will face either a qualifier or a lucky loser.
Ben Shelton, the third seed, could potentially face his compatriot Christopher Eubanks. Additionally, the recent Halle Open champion, Alexander Bublik, is currently scheduled to participate in Mallorca and will begin his campaign against Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round.
Although both Kyrgios and Felix Auger-Aliassime, who initially received a wildcard from his coach and tournament director Toni Nadal, are not participating, the Mallorca Championships still boasts a field full of star players.
Notably, Stefanos Tsitsipas, the defending champion in Mallorca, took a week to practice at Wimbledon alongside his girlfriend, Paula Badosa, before heading to her homeland to compete. Tsitsipas will face either Yannick Hanfmann or Pedro Cachin in his opening match. The second seed in the tournament is Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, while Bernabe Zapata Mirallas will also face either a qualifier or a lucky loser. Ben Shelton, the third seed, has the potential to face his compatriot Christopher Eubanks. Additionally, Alexander Bublik, the Halle Open champion, is currently scheduled to play in Mallorca and will take on Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the opening round.
Feliciano Lopez is another participant who could potentially face fellow veteran Richard Gasquet in the second round. Adrian Mannarino holds the fourth seed.
The Mallorca Championships is part of the same week as the Bad Homburg and Eastbourne tournaments on the WTA side, while Eastbourne hosts the ATP event.
Many top names, especially on the ATP side, have decided against playing this week, likely due to their participation in previous tournaments and potential injuries leading up to Wimbledon.
With the Mallorca final taking place next weekend and Wimbledon starting the following week, players will have minimal time for preparation, although they will have the opportunity for match practice.
Mallorca Championships Info
- Tournament: Mallorca Championships
- Date: June 25
- Venue: Country Club Santa Ponsa
- Location: Mallorca, Philippines
- Court Surface: Grass
Today’s Matches Info
|Roman Safiullin vs. James Mccabe||Qualification Final||6:00 AM ET||Safiullin (-700)||Mccabe (+425)|
|Arthur Rinderknech vs. Abedallah Shelbayh||Qualification Final||6:00 AM ET||Rinderknech (-250)||Shelbayh (+170)|
|Pavel Kotov vs. Li Tu||Qualification Final||6:00 AM ET||Kotov (-250)||Tu (+175)|
|Corentin Moutet vs. Christopher O’Connell||Round of 32||9:05 AM ET||O’Connell (-210)||Moutet (+160)|
|Lloyd Harris vs. Alex Michelsen||Qualifying Qualification Final||9:10 AM ET||Harris (-210)||Michelsen (+155)|
|Guido Pella vs. Marcos Giron||Round of 32||10:20 AM ET||Giron (-550)||Pella (+375)|
|Ilya Ivashka vs. Roberto Carballes Baena||Round of 32||12:30 PM ET||Ivashka (-400)||Carballes Baena (+280)|
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