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Thiem and Tsitsipas accept wild cards into next week's ATP 250 in Lyon
Consequently, former No. 1 Andy Murray does not have a spot in Lyon's stacked draw.
Published May 15, 2021
Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas have each taken a wild card for next week's ATP event in Lyon.
Thiem entered the event following his third-round defeat in Rome this week, likely looking for more competitive play going into Roland Garros. The No.4-ranked Austrian began his clay season at Madrid, reaching the semifinals, which was his first event since Dubai and only his fifth this season.
Tsitsipas is a surprise entry, having played a bruising schedule with 11 events this season, including three clay-court tournaments that saw the No. 5 win his first Masters at Monte Carlo and reach the final of Barcelona. The wild card announcement came prior to the resumption of his rain-delayed quarterfinal in Rome against Novak Djokovic.
A third wildcard went to No. 125 Benjamin Bonzi, a French player.
Consequently, former No.1 and three-time Grand Slam champ Andy Murray does not have a spot in the draw. Still ranked No.123 as he returns from injury, he said he was looking to play either Geneva or Lyon next week. Murray played doubles this week in Rome.