Emma Raducanu was supposed to officially make her tennis comeback on Chinese soil at the Macau exhibition but withdrew from the tournament because she wasn't yet in playing condition.
Her comeback will likely happen about a month later at the Australian Open, which means that the event will run without the British player, but still, the field will be very competitive.
The headliners of the tournament are mainly Taylor Fritz and Daria Kasatkaina, who are the biggest names that will play at the event. It will run early in the exhibition calendar from December 2nd to the 3rd, with the full lineup also known.
Besides Kastkina and Fritz, we'll also see Borna Coric, Tallon Griekspoor, and native players Zhizhen Zhang and Xinyu Wang. It's literally going to start just as the season is coming to an end, which shows that tennis is truly a sport that never stops.
Pretty soon after that, we'll see the Middle East exhibitions, and then the season will begin before we even enter into the new year. Not long after that comes the Australian Open, and we're underway for another exciting season of tennis.
Both Fritz and Kasatkina had solid years on the Tour, proving themselves to be pretty good players. They also had worse years than the previous years because there are actually some interesting parallels between them.
They both were among the top 8 players in the previous year, playing at the Finals. Neither made it out of the group, but they were still there, in Turin and Forth Worth.
This year, while good for both, saw neither play at the Finals, which means that they had a worse year. Let's see if going to Macau proves lucky for them to put together some more impressive seasons.