Winston-Salem preview and predictions

The Grandstand

You will never see a better draw the week before a Grand Slam than the one at the 2015 Winston-Salem Open. While the entire top 10 is taking a predictable rest in advance of the U.S. Open, several players who will be seeded in New York are set to fine-tune their games a this 250-point tournament. Among them are Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Winston-Salem Open

Where: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Surface: Hard
Prize money: $616,210
Points
: 250

Top seed: Gilles Simon
Defending champion: Lukas Rosol

Draw analysis: It’s borderline unreasonable to assess who has a good draw and who doesn’t in any week leading up to a major. The action is simply too unpredictable with some players motivated to do well and perhaps steal a 250-point title, while others either already have the sights set on New York or are looking…

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