Cameron Norrie tops seeds in the Eastbourne men’s field

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Cameron Norrie celebrates

Great Britain’s own Cameron Norrie tops the seeds for the Rothesay International at Eastbourne.

Norrie and the next three highest seeds will enjoy a bye into the second round of the pre-Wimbledon ATP 250 event.

Awaiting Norrie in his opening match will be either British wildcard Jay Clarke or a qualifier.

Norrie faces a potential all-British quarterfinal with Dan Evans in his quarter of the draw.

Evans will need to get beyond France’s Adrian Mannarino to gain the round of 16 and claw his way past an American in either Maxime Cressy or fifth seed Reilly Opelka in the Round of 16.

Potential semi-final opponents for Norrie include the likes of Diego Schwartzman and Holger Rune.

Schwartzman will also enjoy a bye into the second round where he will meet either up-and-coming American starlet Jenson Brooksby or wildcard Jack Draper.

The Argentine is seeded to face Rune in the last eight although the Dane will need to see off in-form British wildcard Ryan Peniston just to get through to the second round.

Ryan Peniston
Ryan Peniston

Rune or Peniston will face a Spanish opponent after being bracketed alongside the Round of 32 meeting between Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Pedro Martinez.

Taylor Fritz and Jannik Sinner are the big guns in the other half of the draw.

Fritz will meet either Ugo Humbert or a qualifier in his first action at Eastbourne.

He is also seeded to meet compatriot Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinals but his compatriot will need to battle beyond the erratic but dangerous Alexander Bublik and either another American in Seb Korda or a qualifier in the round of 16.

Francisco Cerundolo and Tommy Paul will clash to determine who will face second seed Jannik Sinner in the Round of 16.

Australian Alex de Minaur is seed to meet Sinner in the last eight but will have to overcome Chile’s Cristian Garin and then the winner of the match between Lorenzo Sonego and a qualifier.

There is also an ATP Tour event in Mallorca in the coming week, although a number of top players have opted to take the week off ahead of Wimbledon.

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