Novak” djokovic> will try to get some match rhythm by playing doubles as well in Cincinnati. The world No. 1 will pair up with his compatriot Janko Tipsarevic. They have played together multiple times and they will not have an easy first-round match.
Djokovic and Tipsarevic will meet the second seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo. If they win, Novak and Janko would face Christian Garin/Benoit Paire or Radu Albot/Karen Khachanov. Andy Murray will not only play singles but doubles too, for the third time with Feliciano Lopez after Montreal and Queen’s.
The Brit and the Spaniard will meet Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. Despite dealing with some leg and foot injuries, Fabio Fognini will also play doubles with the 2017 singles winner Grigor Dimitrov. They will open their campaign against Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.
Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas will look for revenge against Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah who prevailed in last month’s Washington. Dominic Thiem will play with Jan-Lennard Struff, while Matteo Berrettini, who last competed in a singles match at the Wimbledon fourth round against Roger Federer, pairs up with Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Just a couple of months ago the Italian defeated the Canadian in the Stuttgart final on grass.