ATP 250 Geneva Open 2021 is set to begin from 16th May and will be held till 22nd May, 2021. The tournament will be held after the conclusion of the Rome Masters and will be part of the 4 250-Events before the important Clay showdown at French Open 2021.
While the Geneva Open starts from 16th, similar event in Lyon will begin from 17th splitting the players into the two tournaments. However, Geneva will boast having the presence of 20-time Grand Slam winner and local boy Roger Federer who is making a comeback on the tour and also his Geneva debut, which will also be his first Clay match in over 2 years.
The Geneva Open 2021 will be the 18th edition of the tournament, and is being held after a gap of one year with the 2020 event getting cancelled. 2019 Champion Alexander Zverev will not be participating this year.
Fan favourite Roger Federer will be the top seed ahead of 2nd seeded Denis Shapovalov who travels to Geneva from the Rome Masters where he was defeated by Rafael Nadal in 3-sets after saving 2 points in over 3 hours. Norwegian Casper Ruud gets the 3rd seed at the tournament, Grigor Dimitrov takes the 4th seed.
Youngsters Casper Ruud and Cristian Garin among the top seeds at the Geneva Open 2021
Young Chilean Cristian Garin is seeded 5th, Italian Fabio Fognini gets 6th seed followed by Frenchmen Benoit Paire and Adrian Mannarino who are the 7th and 8th seed respectively.
List of Top Seeds at Geneva Open 2021:
- Roger Federer
- Denis Shapovalov
- Casper Ruud
- Grigor Dimitrov
- Cristian Garin
- Fabio Fognini
- Benoit Paire
- Adrian Mannarino
Apart from these top seeds, the tournament will also feature the likes of Marin Cilic, Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez and Laslo Djere. Since the defending champion Zverev is not participating, a first time champion will be crowned at the tournament this time.