2024 Stuttgart Open Preview as Alexander Zverev leads line-up from Roland Garros to Weissenhof

Sunday, 09 June 2024 at 23:30
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Taking place between 10-16 June 2024, the Stuttgart Open is a leading stop on the ATP Tour towards Wimbledon with it opening the first week of the grass court season.
Our preview looks ahead to the tournament also known as the BOSS Open with Alexander Zverev and Ben Shelton among those set to star over the next week at the tournament based at Weissenhof.

Zverev looks to put final defeat behind him

Alexander Zverev will play this next week at the Stuttgart Open despite just reaching the final of the French Open in a losing effort. He will return home to play in front of his home fans as soon as Thursday.
The 27-year-old who is competing at this tournament for the first time since 2019 is 34-10 on the season and makes the immediate shift when he returns home to Germany onto the natural surface. Also in action over the next week is a US double threat.
Ben Shelton will make his debut at the ATP 250 and will look to improve on his losing record on grass last season. The 21-year-old American is the second seed and reached the third round at the French Open before shifting onto grass. Where as Frances Tiafoe has endured a pretty poor season as he returns as defending champion. Multiple coaching changes, no form and a 12-12 record. He will hope to rediscover his form as he did last season on the surface. Where as the home favourites also dominate.
There are five Germans who appear in the draw. Jan-Lennard Struff who reached the final last year. He faces Flavio Cobolli in the opening round. Yannick Hanfmann who takes on compatriot Henri Squire who has received a wildcard. The winner could yet face Andy Murray. Whilst Dominik Koepfer faces Zhang Zhizhen. Third seed is Alexander Bublik who is one to watch this week depending on what version of the Kazakh turns up in Stuttgart. He won Halle last year.
Ben Shelton is among the leading lights in action in Stuttgart.
Ben Shelton is among the leading lights in action in Stuttgart.
He also became one of only a few players to not fall fowl to the curse of winning the title. He reached the fourth round of Wimbledon last season. Whilst Jack Draper will be one of the main British stars to watch as the sixth seed missed the grass court season last year. So has only room to grow. He reached the semi-finals in Eastbourne during 2022 showing his prowess on the surface. Whilst Lorenzo Musetti is the other seed to watch who pushed Novak Djokovic to the limit during the French Open last week is also in action. Previous winners of this tournament include Tiafoe last year, Matteo Berrettini who is also in the field is the previous winner in 2022.
Marin Cilic won through in 2021 defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime. Matteo Berrettini won it again during the year before. Whilst previous winners include Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem who have previously triumphed at Weissenhof. It switched from clay to grass in 2015 and opens the extended grass court swing the week after Roland Garros.
The Libema Open at s'Hertogenbosch in Rosmalen, Netherlands is also among the highlights during this next week with the Nottingham Open also taking place with Emma Raducanu and Ons Jabeur leading that field. Tommy Paul, Alex de Minaur as well as Jessica Pegula, Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka lead the dual field in Rosmalen.

Stuttgart Open (Weissenhof) ATP Finals

  • 2023
  • Winner: Frances Tiafoe
  • Runner-up: Jan-Lennard Struff
  • Final Result: 4–6, 7–6(1), 7–6(8)
  • 2022
  • Winner: Matteo Berrettini
  • Runner-up: Andy Murray
  • Final Result: 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
  • 2021
  • Winner: Marin Čilić
  • Runner-up: Félix Auger-Aliassime
  • Final Result: 7–6(2), 6–3
  • 2020
  • Tournament not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2019
  • Winner: Matteo Berrettini
  • Runner-up: Félix Auger-Aliassime
  • Final Result: 6–4, 7–6(11)
  • 2018
  • Winner: Roger Federer
  • Runner-up: Milos Raonic
  • Final Result: 6–4, 7–6(3)
  • 2017
  • Winner: Lucas Pouille
  • Runner-up: Feliciano López
  • Final Result: 4–6, 7–6(5), 6–4
  • 2016
  • Winner: Dominic Thiem
  • Runner-up: Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • Final Result: 6–7(2), 6–4, 6–4
  • 2015
  • Winner: Rafael Nadal
  • Runner-up: Viktor Troicki
  • Final Result: 7–6(3), 6–3
  • 2014
  • Winner: Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Runner-up: Lukáš Rosol
  • Final Result: 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
  • 2013
  • Winner: Fabio Fognini
  • Runner-up: Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • Final Result: 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
  • 2012
  • Winner: Janko Tipsarević
  • Runner-up: Juan Mónaco
  • Final Result: 6–4, 5–7, 6–3

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