We are thrilled to announce that Grigor Dimitrov, Hyeon Chung and Lucas Pouille are joining the line-up for this year’s Aspall Tennis Classic at the prestigious Hurlingham Club, with more players still to be announced.
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov is currently ranked World No.5 and first broke into the top 10 in 2014 after advancing to the Wimbledon semi-finals, having defeated defending champion Andy Murray. Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career at the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals, finishing the season at a career high of World No. 3. He won 4 of his 8 ATP titles in 2017, including Brisbane, where he beat top 10 opponents Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori.
Rising star and top 20 player South Korean Hyeon Chung began this year with the biggest win of his career, beating No. 4 Alexander Zverev in the 3rd round of the Australian Open. He went on to upset 6 time champion, Novak Djokovic, to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final becoming the youngest player to do so since Marin Cilic in 2010.Chung is the current Next Gen ATP Finals Champion. This spring, Chung passed Nishikori in the ATP rankings to end the Japanese player’s 7-year reign as the No. 1 Asian player, achieving a career-high of World No. 19. This will be Chung’s first time playing at the Aspall Tennis Classic at Hurlingham.
Accompanying Dimitrov and Chung is Frenchman Lucas Pouille, who turned pro in 2012 and claimed his first ATP title in 2016 at Metz. Pouille was the only player in 2017 to have won titles on three different surfaces (Budapest clay, Stuttgart grass, Vienna hard). Pouille sealed the 2017 Davis Cup title for France by defeating Belgian Steve Darcis. He is currently ranked World No. 11.