Felix, Sinner Highlight Lyon Field

Felix, Sinner Highlight Lyon Field

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Felix Auger-Aliassime is one of six Top 20 players entered in the Lyon field.

Top 10 players Schwartzman and Berrettini are also entered 

#NextGenATP stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jannik Sinner will join the likes of Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon, which begins on 16 May. Auger-Aliassime reached the final at the tournament’s most recent edition in 2019 (l. to Benoit Paire).

David Goffin, Gael Monfils, Karen Khachanov and Aslan Karatsev have also entered the ATP 250 clay-court event that is typically held the week before Roland Garros, the clay-court Grand Slam. Frenchmen joining Monfils as home favourites in the field are Jeremy Chardy, Richard Gasquet and Ugo Humbert.

World No. 9 Schwartzman is the highest-ranked player entered, and he will attempt to add to his Argentina Open title, which he won in March. The  Argentine will make his Lyon debut and is seeking his fifth ATP Tour title.

Sinner, who captured his second ATP Tour title at the Great Ocean Road Open in February and reached his first ATP Masters 1000 final at the Miami Open presented by Itau, broke into the Top 20 of the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time this week.

An in-form Daniel Evans will also play. The 30-year-old Briton reached his first Masters 1000 semi-final in Monte-Carlo, complete with an upset of World No. 1 Novak Djokovic

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