Magic of the draw. After having lost to Frenchman Constant Lestienne in the final round of the qualies, Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky was designated as lucky loser in place of Hyeon Chung, who had to withdraw from the main draw due to injury. And guess who he will face off with? Non other then Constant Lestienne, as the Frenchman was supposed to play versus Chung. Only difference, this time the match will be played on center court.
Simone Bolelli, first qualifier of the day, will play against Benoit Paire. It will be the second meeting between the two. The first was in 2016 in ... Marseille ! Paire had won that match.
Seeded number 5 for this year's tournament, Fernando Verdasco, will be challenged by Egor Gerasimov of Belarus. Last but not least, Matthias Bachinger is the fourth qualifier. He will match-up with Steve Darcis of Belgium.