Making his MWTC debut this year will be one of the games most exciting talents, Andrey Rublev. 20 year-old Russian, Andrey Rublev won his first ATP World Tour title at the Croatian Open, becoming the first lucky loser to win an ATP title since 2009.
Elsewhere in 2017, Rublev reached the quarter-final in Beijing and became the youngest US Open quarter-finalist since 2001, beating Dimitrov and last year’s MWTC finalist, David Goffin along the way, before losing to last year’s MWTC winner, Nadal. As a result, he broke into the top 50 players in the world (reaching a career high no. 35) in October.