As ATP tour shifts to grass, good times begin for the likes of Roger Federer, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios
Clearly, there a lot of players jostling for space in the crowded grasscourt swing that seems to end before it begins; just two more weeks of these charming little events on grass, and Wimbledon will be upon us.
Stuttgart Open: Roger Federer defeats Milos Raonic to win 98th ATP title ahead of return to World No 1
Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title on Sunday and re-established his unrivalled superiority on grass with a 6-4, 7-6 (3) victory over Milos Raonic in the Stuttgart Cup final.
Queen's Club Championships: Andy Murray set to return to competitive tennis, faces Nick Kyrgios in first round
Andy Murray will return to competitive action after almost a year's hiatus at next week's Queen's ATP tournament, organisers announced on Saturday.
Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could potentially face each other in dream Grand Slam final
Federer, 35, prevailed in their five-set battle in Australia to win a record-extending 18th slam, but sat out the claycourt season in which Nadal, 31, made his own history by winning a 10th French Open title — 'La Decima' — and 15th slam.
Cilic, who lifted the Queen's trophy in 2012 and finished runner-up to Andy Murray a year later, will meet Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the final.
Roger Federer returned from a six-month injury break to win the Australian Open in January, but skipped the entire claycourt season, including the French Open, to focus on preparing for Wimbledon.
Victoria Azarenka said on Monday she will return earlier than planned to compete at Wimbledon this July, seven months after giving birth to son Leo.