UTS field is set as Fritz, Gasquet join the fray
The field is set for Ultimate Tennis Showdown 3, with Taylor Fritz, Dan Evans, Richard Gasquet and Pablo Andujar joining Alex de Minaur and Feliciano Lopez for the three-day event in Antwerp, starting on Friday.
American Taylor Fritz, Dan Evans of Britain, Frenchman Richard Gasquet – “The Virtuoso” – and Spaniard Pablo Andujar have committed to play in UTS3, which takes place in Antwerp over three days this weekend, from Friday October 16 to Sunday October 18.
The quartet will join Australian Alex de Minaur and Spaniard Feliciano Lopez – “El Torero” – in the six-man field.
Slytherin his way into UTS3 🐍
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World No 28 Fritz, No 34 Evans and No 54 Andujar will be making their UTS debuts while Gasquet returns to the innovative competition, having been one of the stars of UTS1, when he reached the semi-finals, and also played in UTS2.
The 21-year-old De Minaur – “The Demon” – one of the fastest players on the ATP Tour, will be experiencing the Ultimate Tennis Showdown for the first time. Lopez, at 39 one of the oldest players remaining on Tour, is back after playing in both UTS1 and UTS2.
After the first two editions of UTS were played at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy in the south of France, UTS3 will be played in Antwerp, leading into the European Open, which will be played in the Belgian city from October 18-25.