Juan Martin Del Potro and Roger Federer are all geared up as the Wimbledon run-up starts in Stuttgart on Monday for the Open Grass event. The former week of clay was switched last year wherein the edition was achieved by Rafael Nadal.
However, Nadal is not in action due to a wrist injury, but he will be replaced by Federer. The Swiss player who is 34 years old skipped the French Open to recover himself fully from the back pain and now he has been well trained from Switzerland. He has arrived fit and all set to show his performances like before.
As far as Del Potro is concerned, he achieved victory in Stuttgart in 2008 and it was the first trophy of his career. He was picked as one of our top expert betting tips ahead of the tournament.
The player decided to play his match in 5 weeks after losing in the Madrid to Jack Sock. The Argentine player has played around 13 matches this year. The effect of Federer is indeed going to be higher at the box office. The director of the tournament Edwin Weindorfer is ensuring that the grandstand can accommodate around 1,500 additional seats.
Federer along with the other top players Dominic Thiem, the semi finalist player, Gilles Simon and Martic Cilic will be playing in the 2nd round. As far as Federer, he would be playing the achiever from Taylor Fritz, the teenager from America and a qualifier and Denis Istomin will be faced by Cilic who is the winner of the US Open 2014. Thiem who has held the top 10 rank for the first time post his run in Paris begins with Illya Marchenko or Sam Groth.
Grigor Dimitrov will be testing in the wild card entry Del Potro. As the players gear up for Wimbledon, it is indeed going to be an interesting match to watch.