The ATP Tour will be fully indoors this week, with ATP 250 event in Antwerp, Belgium.
The European Open will feature home favourite David Goffin trying to become the tournament’s first Belgian champion. Former World No. 3s Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic, second seed Pablo Carreno Busta and third seed Karen Khachanov also seek glory in Antwerp.
Longtime Belgian No. 1 David Goffin reached the semi-finals in the first edition of the European Open in 2016, but he has not achieved better in his two appearances since. Will this be the year that Goffin triumphs on home soil? The four-time ATP Tour champion seeks his first title since 2017 Tokyo. He will begin his run against Italian wild card Luca Nardi or a qualifier. Pablo Carreno Busta is playing some of his best tennis, recently reaching the semi-finals at the US Open and the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. The Spaniard, who is making his Antwerp debut, will face Ugo Humbert in the second round.
Former World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov, the 2017 ATP Finals champion, is competing in Antwerp for the first time. The fourth seed will play former World No. 4 Kei Nishikori or Spaniard Pablo Andujar in his opening match. Dimitrov is pursuing his first ATP Tour title since 2017.
Last year in Antwerp, Humbert reached his third ATP Tour semi-final. The French lefty pushed eventual champion Andy Murray to the brink in an exciting three-setter. Humbert was World No. 70 at the time. Now, the 22-year-old is at a career-high World No. 38 and seeking his second tour-level title after lifting the trophy in Auckland this January.
The week at Belgium will be full of excitement.
Predictions: Pablo Carreno Busta vs David Goffin final; PCB to win.