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The two have met once before, at the Swiss Indoors in Basel last October, with Andy winning 7-5, 6-4, but not without problems.  Andy was leading 5-2 in the first then allowed Hanfmann to level by failing to serve the set out, the set itself lasting for 1 hr 24 mins, the first three games alone taking 25 mins.

32 year old Hanfmann, who is currently ranked No. 59, has a career high of No. 45 achieved in July last year.  Since then his main achievement has been reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open doubles with Dominik Köpfer as an unseeded pairing.  In singles he succeeded in reaching the quarter-finals of the Cordoba Open, and R3 in Miami.

He is known for his strong serve and a powerful forehand, which he often uses to dictate play and take control of rallie...
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Andy received a wild card into this ATP 250 tournament, which runs from 19 - 25 May and which is staged at the Tennis Club de Genève in the beautiful Parc des Eaux-Vives, the oldest and largest tennis club in Switzerland.  Other wild cards have been awarded to Denis Shapovalov and, rather unexpectedly, Novak Djokovic.  The sponsors, Gonet et Cie, are a Swiss private bank.

The other British singles interest is Jack Draper, while Jamie and Michael Venus, the defending doubles champions, are also competing.

Only Sky are showing this in the UK, although it will be available on TennisTV.





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30 year old Barrère is currently ranked No. 115, with a career high of No. 49 achieved in July last year following a semi-final showing at the Eastbourne International.  After what was quite a fruitful first half of the season for him, this was followed by a series of largely poor results which saw him drop out of the top 100 and even consider retiring from the sport.  In April this year, ranked No. 128, he reached the semi-final of the ATP Țiriac Open in Bucharest as a qualifier, defeating Thanasi Kokkinakis, third seed Sebastian Korda and eighth seed Pedro Martinez before losing to the 5th seed Mariano Navone.  In his first match here he defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6(7-0), 6-2.

He has won five ATP Challenger singles titles as well as five Challenger doubles titles in his ...
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French qualifier Kyrian Jacquet turned 23 on 11th May.  Currently at a career high ranking of No. 192, he has won one Challenger tournament, and reached the finals of another, both last year.  This year he failed to qualify for the Australian Open, then reached R2 of the Quimper Challenger at the end of January, but retired during the second set with his opponent leading 4-1, Jacquet having taken the first 6-1.  He has played no tournaments since then, but came through qualifying here by defeating both opponents in straight sets.





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EDITED 13 May

Andy got a wild card into this tournament which runs from 14 - 19 May.  He played here last year as the No. 2 seed (and got presented with a birthday cake as well) but was defeated in his first match 6-3, 6-0 by an on fire Stan Wawrinka, which was his sole loss across 16 Challenger-level matches last year.  This year with a world ranking of No. 77 he's seeded No. 7, having dropped 20 places since Miami.  Arthur Fils is the No. 1 seed, with Pedro Martinez as No. 2.  Wawrinka is also playing this year along with fellow Tour veterans Richard Gasquet and Roberto Bautista Agut.

The other British interest is Dan Evans.

Matches can be watched online on Challenger TV.





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The two previously met at the beginning of February in R1 of the Open 13 Provence in Marseille with Machac winning 7-5, 6-4.

23 year old Tomas Machac is currently ranked No. 55.  After Marseille Machac qualified for Dubai then went out in R1 to Alexander Bublik in three.  Indian Wells he defeated Stan Wawrinka in R1, then lost to Adrian Mannarino.  In R2 here he caused an upset by beating the 5th seed Andrey Rublev 6-4, 6-4.






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