A look at Week 1 in 2017: Doha, Brisbane, and Chennai

The 2017 season will begin with a bang on Monday, Jan. 2, when action kicks off in Doha, Brisbane, and Chennai. Every one of the top six players in the world is scheduled to take the court, and Gael Monfils is the only one of the top 12 on the sidelines.

Novak Djokovic and Milos Raonic will defend their titles at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Brisbane International, respectively. Stan Wawrinka, who has won the Aircel Chennai Open in each of the past three seasons, is taking his talents to Brisbane. That could leave the Chennai door open for Marin Cilic, who lifted the trophy there in 2009 and 2010.

Djokovic is joined in the Doha field by world No. 1 Andy Murray in addition to Tomas Berdych, David Goffin, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Raonic and Wawrinka will have plenty of competition in Brisbane, where Kei Nishikori, Dominic Thiem, and Rafael Nadal are also in board. Chennai is once again the weakest of the trio, but Cilic could be tested by Roberto Bautista Agut, Benoit Paire, and Borna Coric.

Doha
1 Murray, Andy GBR 1
2 Djokovic, Novak SRB 2
3 Berdych, Tomas CZE 10
4 Goffin, David BEL 11
5 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 12
6 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 20
7 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 32
8 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 36
9 Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 40
10 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 42
11 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 44
12 Kuznetsov, Andrey RUS 46
13 Mayer, Florian GER 50
14 Khachanov, Karen RUS 53
15 Vesely, Jiri CZE 55
16 Bagnis, Facundo ARG 56
17 Jaziri, Malek TUN 58
18 Haase, Robin NED 59
19 Struff, Jan-Lennard GER 63
20 Melzer, Gerald AUT 68
21 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 69
22 Zeballos, Horacio ARG 71
23 Marchenko, Illya UKR 73
24 Brown, Dustin GER 74
25 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 75
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Brisbane
1 Raonic, Milos CAN 3
2 Wawrinka, Stan SUI 4
3 Nishikori, Kei JPN 5
4 Thiem, Dominic AUT 8
5 Nadal, Rafael ESP 9
6 Pouille, Lucas FRA 15
7 Dimitrov, Grigor BUL 17
8 Ferrer, David ESP 21
9 Simon, Gilles FRA 25
10 Tomic, Bernard AUS 26
11 Troicki, Viktor SRB 29
12 Querrey, Sam USA 31
13 Johnson, Steve USA 33
14 Muller, Gilles LUX 34
15 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 39
16 Edmund, Kyle GBR 45
17 Zverev, Mischa GER 51
18 Schwartzman, Diego ARG 52
19 Robert, Stephane FRA 54
20 Dolgopolov, Alexandr UKR 62
21 Herbert, Pierre-Hugues FRA 79
22 (Q)
23 (Q)
24 (Q)
25 (Q)
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)

Chennai
1 Cilic, Marin CRO 6
2 Bautista Agut, Roberto ESP 14
3 Ramos-Vinolas, Albert ESP 27
4 Klizan, Martin SVK 35
5 Paire, Benoit FRA 47
6 Coric, Borna CRO 48
7 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 57
8 Robredo, Tommy ESP @57
9 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 64
10 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 70
11 Dzumhur, Damir BIH 78
12 Kravchuk, Konstantin RUS 81
13 Elias, Gastao POR 82
14 Monteiro, Thiago BRA 83
15 Olivo, Renzo ARG 84
16 Darcis, Steve BEL 87
17 Sela, Dudi ISR 90
18 Lajovic, Dusan SRB 95
19 Albot, Radu MDA 97
20 Dutra Silva, Rogerio BRA 99
21 Medvedev, Daniil RUS 100
22 (Q)
23 (Q)
24 (Q)
25 (Q)
26 (WC) Ramanathan, Ramkumar IND
27 (WC) Myneni, Saketh IND
28 (WC) Ruud, Casper NOR

19 Comments on A look at Week 1 in 2017: Doha, Brisbane, and Chennai

  1. Why didn’t Muller play Chennault like usual. On cusp of a career high and still in search for a title and he decides to play the tournament where Nadal is the five seed.

  2. Brisbane is an absolutely nightmarish draw … the 12-15 seeds in Doha are going to make some top seeds very uncomfortable as well …

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