Youzhny takes on Basic, Wawrinka to face Bedene
The official draw ceremony of St. Petersburg Open 2018 was held on September 15 in the spectators’ area of SIBUR ARENA. The Russian Mikhail Youzhny, who announced that this tournament will become his career last tournament, will play against the Bosnian Mirza Basic. 3-time «Grand Slam» champion Stan Wawrinka from Switzerland will meet Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in R1.
Eight-seed Daniil Medvedev will face Joao Sousa from Portugal who was the runner-up of St. Petersburg Open 2015. Andrey Rublev will square off with the German Jan-Lennard Struff. Reigning champion Damir Dzumhur will play against a qualifier. Evgeny Donskoy will meet Martin Klizan, St. Petersburg Open-2012 champion.
The four top seeds – Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini, Marco Cecchinato and Karen Khachanov – will all get a bye.