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Five of the World's Top 25 to Play 2018 WSO

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 11, 2018) – Players from 21 counties will take to the courts at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex this August.  David Goffin (9), 2016 Winston-Salem Open Champion, Pablo Carreno Busta (12), Sam Querrey (13), Hyeon Chung (22), and 2017 Finalist Damir Dzuhmur (23) headline a solid field for the US Open Series finale August 18 – 25. The 2018 field features 16 players inside the world’s top 50 (at the time of this release).

Crowd favorites Fernando Verdasco (34), Steve Johnson (42), Jared Donaldson (54), Ryan Harrison (59), Julien Benneteau (63), and Feliciano Lopez (70) will also return to the tournament.

“The Winston-Salem Open has proved to be a unique opportunity to many of the top men,” says Tournament Director Bill Oakes. “13 of the current ATP World Top 20 have played at this event since we began in 2011. This year’s field proves you don’t have to go far to see world class tennis, and we could not be more excited for our fans or the community.”

The second-ranked American, Sam Querrey, is enthusiastic about the tournament saying, “It’s a pleasure for me to return to Winston-Salem. The fans are amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect preparation for the U.S. Open. It’s a great event, and I am looking forward to being part of it.”

The Winston-Salem Open is the final tournament in the summer-long US Open Series. This ATP event began in 2011, and in 2017 the tournament reached a global audience of more than 3.5 million in more than 100 countries. It won ATP Tournament of the Year in 2016, as voted on by the players. The Wake Forest Tennis Complex will host the tournament August 18-25. Tickets are now on sale. Visit www.winstonsalemopen.com/tickets for detailed pricing information and seat availability.

The full acceptance list is as follows:

Mirza Basic

BIH

78

 

Malek Jaziri

TUN

61

Nikoloz Basilashvili

GEO

74

 

Steve Johnson

USA

42

Julien Benneteau

FRA

63

 

Filip Krajinovic

SRB

30

Matteo Berrettini

ITA

81

 

Mikhail Kukushkin

KAZ

77

Roberto Carballes Baena

ESP

79

 

Lukas Lacko

SVK

73

Pablo Carreno Busta

ESP

12

 

Feliciano Lopez

ESP

70

Marco Cecchinato

ITA

29

 

Leonardo Mayer

ARG

36

Hyeon Chung

KOR

22

 

Danill Medvedev

RUS

67

Alex de Minaur

AUS

80

 

John Millman

AUS

56

Alexandr Dolgopolov

UKR

62

 

Benoit Paire

FRA

47

Jared Donaldson

USA

54

 

Sam Querrey

USA

13

Damir Dzumhur

BIH

23

 

Albert Ramos-Vinolas

ESP

38

Marton Fucsovics

HUN

49

 

Tennys Sandgren

USA

57

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

ESP

65

 

Andreas Seppi

ITA

50

David Goffin

BEL

9

 

Gilles Simon

FRA

53

Peter Gojowczyk

GER

39

 

Joao Sousa

POR

45

Ryan Harrison

USA

59

 

Jan-Lennard Struff

GER

64

Pierre-Hugues Herbert

FRA

72

 

Yuichi Sugita

JPN

69

Jarry Nicolas

CHI

66

 

Fernando Verdasco

ESP

34

About the US Open Series

Now in its 15th season, the US Open Series links seven North American hard-court tournaments to the US Open final over a five-week period. The series showcases the world’s best players on both the WTA and ATP World Tour. Featuring a cohesive schedule, the Series centralizes the way tennis is viewed in North America, across multiple television and digital platforms. Fans will see today's top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow's emerging stars, as storylines develop throughout the summer season. Each tournament also engages its local community with a variety of outreach initiatives, including grassroots youth tennis clinics and activities.

About the ATP

The ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 64 tournaments in 31 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the 2018 ATP World Tour will battle for prestigious titles and ATP Rankings points at ATP World Tour Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non-ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Nitto ATP Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2018 ATP World Tour No. 1. For more information, please visit www.ATPWorldTour.com.

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