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Great Britain’s Norrie top seed in Eastbourne
World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev may have the privilege of a first-round bye at next week’s Mallorca Championships, but he faces a difficult draw beyond that at the Spanish ATP 250 event. He will face Aslan Karatsev or wild card Jaume Munar in the second round, and could meet Nick Kyrgios or fifth seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarter-finals.
Stefanos Tsitsipas anchors the bottom half of the Mallorca draw as the tournament’s second seed, with Ilya Ivashka or Emil Ruusuvuori his potential opening-match opponents. Third seed Denis Shapovalov is also in the bottom half, while fourth seed Pablo Carreno Busta joins Medvedev in the top half.
Carreno Busta is one of four Spaniards in the main draw (not including potential qualifiers), along with Bautista Agut and wild cards Feliciano Lopez and Munar.
Five Britons In Eastbourne Draw
Top seed Cameron Norrie leads five British men in the Rothesay International draw, but wild cards Jack Draper and Ryan Peniston will contest two of the marquee first-round matches. Both Draper and Peniston notched wins this week at The Queen’s Club in London, with Draper upsetting Taylor Fritz and Peniston downing Casper Ruud and Francisco Cerundolo.
#NexGenATP star Draper will face 21-year-old American Jenson Brooksby in his Eastbourne opener, with the winner earning a meeting with fourth seed Diego Schwartzman in the second quarter of the draw. The 26-year-old Peniston faces #NextGen ATP Dane and Roland Garros quarter-finalist Holger Rune in that same quarter.