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The line-up for the qualifying stage of St. Petersburg Open 2019 has been announced

As is the case with the main draw, the line-up of the qualifiers of St. Petersburg Open 2019 has turned up to be strong and consisting of many big names of tennis. The final list of the qualifying stage participants was announced on Tuesday, August 27.

It is enough to say that among those fighting for their spots in the main draw there is the champion of St. Petersburg Open 2013, owner of six ATP singles titles, and the former no. 10 in the world Ernests Gulbis from Latvia. He will be joined by a Serb with the Russian roots Viktor Troicki, who owns three ATP singles titles and is the Davis Cup 2010 champion  and the former no. 12 in the world.

Damir Dzumhur from Bosnia-Herzegovina, who was the winner of St. Petersburg’s tournament in 2017 and won two of his three singles titles in Russia, will also be starting from the qualifying stage.

There are many Russians among the qualifiers of St. Petersburg Open 2019: Evgeny Donskoy (former no. 65 and currently no. 122 in the world), Alexey Vatutin (no. 183 in the ATP ranking), and Roman Safiullin (no. 230). Belarus has “delegated” the leading players from its national team: Egor Gerasimov (129) and Ilya Ivashka (144), Kazakhstan is “sending over” Aleksandr Nedovyesov (226).

There are also a few of more experienced ATP players worth attention. Lukas Rosol from the Czech Republic has two singles titles and was no. 26 in the singles ranking in 2014. Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan is the winner of two ATP tournaments in singles and the former no. 33 in the world.

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