Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner lead a stacked field at the cinch Championships as Top 10 favourites, #NextGenATP stars and more prepare to descend on The Queen’s Club.
Berrettini, ranked World No. 9 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, will be making his tournament debut in London. He recently reached the Mutua Madrid Open final, won the title at the Serbia Open in Belgrade and helped Italy to the ATP Cup final at the start of the year. The Italian has some pedigree on grass also, having won the MercedesCup title in Stuttgart in 2019.
“I have a heard a lot about the cinch Championships at Queen’s and always wanted to play there,” said Berrettini. “I have played some good tennis so far in 2021, and hope that I can bring my best game to the grass. If I do, I think I can go far on the surface.”
Joining Berrettini in London for the first time will be countryman Sinner. The #NextGenATP star was just seven years old when Andy Murray won his first title at The Queen’s Club, but like Murray he is achieving big things at a very young age.
The 19-year-old Italian is No. 17 in the FedExATP Rankings, has already won two tour-level titles (Sofia and Melbourne), and reached the final of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Miami.
“I’m really excited to be competing at Queen’s for the first time,” said Sinner. “So many great players from the past have won the tournament, I heard the quality of the grass courts is incredible, and I can’t wait to play on them.”
They are joined by Top 10 player Diego Schwartzman, three-time Grand Slam title winner Stan Wawrinka, Denis Shapovalov, 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic, and previously announced British stars Andy Murray and Daniel Evans. In-form Aslan Karatsev, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals, and British No.2 Cameron Norrie have also entered.
Tournament Director Luiz Carvalho said, “To add new players like Matteo and Jannik to our player field is really exciting, and I know our ticket-holders will enjoy watching them. With so many fan favourites also entering, we are looking forward to the start of the cinch Championships more than ever.”
The doubles and qualifying lists will be announced in the coming weeks.
The cinch Championships will be able to accommodate approximately 25 per cent of its normal full capacity, and the event will be socially distanced, in line with the current safety protocols required by the UK Government and the ATP Tour.