This is a meeting between two players who haven’t fought at the top level in nearly four years, mainly due to Nishikori’s injury-related issues. With that being said, Nishikori has been improving his game in recent weeks, with a strong pair of victories in Barcelona before falling to the eventual winner Rafael Nadal. The same can’t be said for Zverev, who hasn’t made it past the second round in three tournaments. However, Zverev’s strong groundstrokes combined with Nishikori’s high-risk high-reward style of play will surely result in an epic contest to watch.
The Open 13, played in Marseille, France, is an ATP 250 event and is the 29th time the event has been on the ATP calendar. It will be played on an indoor hardcourt. The draw will be made up of 28 players in total with 8 seeded players. The field will include an impressive field including Top 10 players Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner and Stefanos Tsitsipas.