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Alexander Zverev will kick off his grass-court season on home soil in Stuttgart.

Zverev Takes Stuttgart Wild Card

World No. 5 will be top seed at ATP 250 event

Alexander Zverev is starting his grass-court season in earnest. The World No. 5 will be the top seed at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart after accepting a wild card into the ATP 250 event, held at the Tennis Club Weissenhof from June 10-16.

Zverev has been in top form in recent weeks. He reached his second Grand Slam quarter-final at Roland Garros and won his first title of the season at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open (d. Jarry).

“I’m happy to again play the MercedesCup in Stuttgart. I’ve gained new confidence over the past weeks and hope to play some successful tournaments on grass,” said Zverev. “I love to play in front of my home fans in Germany.”

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This will mark Zverev’s 10th consecutive week in action. He’s been on the road since competing in Casablanca during the second week of April. The German has played in every available tournament week on this year’s ATP Tour calendar since Acapulco in late February.

Zverev is making his third appearance at this event and first since 2015. He made his Stuttgart debut in 2014, when it was a clay-court event held in July. The 22-year-old will also compete in the doubles draw alongside his brother, Mischa Zverev.

Rounding out the top four seeds in Stuttgart are Russians Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev, and Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili.

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