2023 Moselle Open Metz ATP Entry List - Rune, Ruud, Hurkacz & more

2023 Moselle Open Metz ATP Entry List - Rune, Ruud, Hurkacz & more

by Nurein Ahmed

The Moselle Open will have an unusual start date this year as it is set to be one of two ATP tournaments to herald the start of the ATP Finals in the preceding week before the season finale.

The Moselle Open is usually contested on indoor hard courts at the Arènes de Metz. The tournament will mark its 20th year on the ATP Tour since its inception in 2003 and will welcome a 28-player singles field, headlined by eight of the world's Top 20 players.

The main draw action will run from November 5th to 11th. The top seed at the tournament will be Holger Rune, an aspirant for the 2023 ATP Finals. The young Dane will need a strong showing in the tournaments leading up to Metz to cement his place in the world's Top 8 in the ATP Race. If he stumbles before then, he's unlikely to make the cut when he arrives at the Moselle Open.

Norway's Casper Ruud and Poland's Hubert Hurkacz (2021 champion) are also making a late-season appearance at the event, in the hope that the race to Turin will still be alive. Ruud and Hurkacz are outside the top eight places and are looking to chase down the likes of Alexander Zverev, Holger Rune, and Taylor Fritz above them.

Tommy Paul and Alex de Minaur are outsiders to make it to Turin but would need a spectacular result, possibly winning the Paris Masters to stand a chance.

Barring the late-season surge, it is tough to back them with certainty. But nevertheless, both of them will look to break the world's Top 10 and have signed up to play in Metz.

Last year's champion Lorenzo Sonego is currently the third alternate to play in the main draw and will hope for some withdrawals to earn direct entry and defend his title. Karen Khachanov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Cameron Norrie round up the top eight seeds.

Two Grand Slam champions will be in the mix. These are Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. French teenager Arthur Fils won his maiden ATP title in Lyon earlier this season, he'll be looking to upset the odds again when he returns to home territory.

Three players will be granted wild cards in the days leading to the event, two will enter the field with a special exemption, and four players will join from the qualifying rounds. If you would like to access the full entry list, be sure to check it out below.

2023 Moselle Open Metz ATP Entry List:

Seed Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking
1 Holger Rune 6 5
2 Casper Ruud 8 9
3 Hubert Hurkacz 11 17
4 Tommy Paul 12 12
5 Alex de Minaur 13 11
6 Karen Khachanov 15 14
7 Felix Auger-Aliassime 17 15
8 Cameron Norrie 18 16
Ugo Humbert 29 34
Jiri Lehecka 30 30
Alexander Bublik 36 35
Arthur Fils 38 44
Andy Murray 39 39
Roman Safiullin 42 50
Yoshihito Nishioka 44 48
Stan Wawrinka 46 46
Daniel Altmaier 48 47
Aslan Karatsev 50 52
J.J. Wolf 58 51


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