Ruud & Shelton First Two Players To Sign Up For Geneva Open

Ruud & Shelton First Two Players To Sign Up For Geneva Open

by Zachary Wimer

The 2024 Geneva Open is a long way off, but two big names - Casper Ruud and Ben Shelton - have already signed up to play at the ATP 250 event.

The Geneva Open is a clay event that generally has a pretty decent field. We've seen many players play at the event in recent years, including top names like Daniil Medvedev. It's one of the last events before the Roland Garros, so it serves as the final tuneup for many players before the major.

Casper Ruud has a particular fondness for the event as it's an event he played many times in the past, and even won and would like to return to. It plays somewhat quicker than most clay courts, so it's really suited for an attacking player like the Norwegian.

He's signed up to return later this year in hopes of possibly adding another trophy to his tally. He's been known to collect many ATP 250 trophies in his career.

Ben Shelton is the second player who signed up for the tournament, which is held in May. Shelton hasn't played much on clay but improved quite a bit last year while playing events.

He needs time on the clay, and that's why he's going to play many events this year. Geneva might be one of those rare clay events that actually fits his style of play really well, so that might be another reason why he elected to sign up for the tournament.

Mostly, it's just to prepare for Roland Garros, though, and just because they signed up doesn't mean that they'll actually play, as plans change all the time. Being played the week before a Grand Slam isn't generally ideal for events, no matter how well-organized they are.

The tournament runs from May 18th till the 25th, and many more players are expected to join Shelton and Ruud in action.


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