Kyrgios, Felix Begin Cincy Stays On Monday; View Preview & Schedule
Kyrgios also played singles and doubles at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., and although he and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, his Cincy partner as well, fell in their opener, Kyrgios went onto win his second ATP 500 title of the season (Acapulco) in the U.S. capital.
The Aussie remains in friendly U.S. territory this week as it was only two years ago when Kyrgios made the ATP Masters 1000 final in Cincinnati (l. to Dimitrov). He'll try to start another memorable run against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in their first FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting.
The 24-year-old Italian, however, is having his best season. He cracked the Top 50 of the ATP Rankings earlier this month and won his first ATP Tour title in June at the Turkish Airlines Open Antalya (d. Kecmanovic). This will be Sonego's first hard-court match since March in Miami.
#NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime will miss the home support he received at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal last week, but the 19-year-old likely will be pleased to have the spotlight on someone else in Ohio. Auger-Aliassime made the third round of his home Masters 1000 event (l. to Khachanov).
Auger-Aliassime (second) and Kecmanovic (seventh) are both inside the top eight of the ATP Race To Milan, which will determine seven of the eight players who compete at the 21-and-under event. The eighth position is reserved for an Italian wild card.
Other notable matches include Andy Murray beginning his singles comeback after four weeks of doubles success. The Brit meets Richard Gasquet for the 12th time in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series (Murray leads 8-3).
Twelfth seed Borna Coric faces big-serving American Reilly Opelka in the final match on Centre Court, and 14th seed Marin Cilic, the 2016 champion (d. Murray), will look to kickstart another successful week in Cincinnati against Moldovan Radu Albot.
View the remainder of Monday's schedule here.