Richard Gasquet will kick off his Shenzhen campaign on Wednesday against Gilles Muller. Vasek Pospisil and Juan Monaco are also bidding for a place in the quarterfinals.
The next time we see 2014 breakout star Nick Kyrgios will be during the Australian summer. Kyrgios’ memorable season ended with a 7-6(4), 7-6(3) loss to fellow Aussie Marinko Matosevic in round one of the Malaysian Open on Tuesday evening.
Two weeks after finishing runner-up to Marin Cilic at the U.S. Open, Kei Nishikori will be back in action this week at the Malaysian Open. He is joined in a 28-man draw that also features Ernests Gulbis, Julien Benneteau, and a quartet of Aussies led by Nick Kyrgios.