A pair of intriguing first-round showdowns are on the Tuesday schedule in Tokyo. Grigor Dimitrov is going up against Benoit Paire and Fernando Verdasco is taking on Marcos Baghdatis.
David Ferrer captured his fourth ATP title of the season and first since February when he defeated fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 7-5 at the Malaysian Open on Sunday. Tomas Berdych triumphed one day later at the Shenzhen Open.
Rafael Nadal is part of an incredible 500-point field at the China Open that also features five-time champion Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych, and David Ferrer. The Japan Open, meanwhile, boasts Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori.
The partnership between Grigor Dimitrov and new coach Franco Davin is off to a winning start as the Bulgarian beat Joao Sousa 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 during second-round action at the Malaysian Open on Thursday. Dimitrov won the last four games of the match after trailing 4-2 in the third set to advance in two hours and seven minutes.