Janowicz Qualifies In Stockholm
No. 6 Fabio Fognini is the highest seed in action Tuesday
Fourth seed Jerzy Janowicz led four qualifiers through to the main draw at the Intrum Stockholm Open on Monday, defeating seventh seed Jurgen Zopp, 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-4. The Pole failed to convert on a match point while up 6-5 in the second set, and then three more up 5-3 in the decider. But after a one-hour, 46-minute tilt, he was able to get past the Estonian.
Janowicz will compete in his first tour-level main draw since advancing to the third round of Wimbledon in July. His last ATP World Tour victory came in Stuttgart this June. The 26 year old will play Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the first round.
The top seed competing on Centre Court Tuesday as the main draw gets underway will be No. 6 Fabio Fognini. He will take on Malek Jaziri, while No. 8 Fernando Verdasco will face Montreal semi-finalist Robin Haase. The only other seed competing will be No. 7 Yuichi Sugita, who will look to move past recent Chengdu Open winner Denis Istomin on Court 1.