10:00 PM GMT April 21, 2021
#NextGenATP stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jannik Sinner will join the likes of Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon, which begins on 16 May. Auger-Aliassime reached the final at the tournament's most recent edition in 2019 (l. to Benoit Paire).
David Goffin, Gael Monfils, Karen Khachanov and Aslan Karatsev have also entered the ATP 250 clay-court event that is typically held the week before Roland Garros, the clay-court Grand Slam. Frenchmen joining Monfils as home favourites in the field are Jeremy Chardy, Richard Gasquet and Ugo Humbert.
World No. 9 Schwartzman is the highest-ranked player entered, and he will attempt to add to his Argentina Open title, which he won in March. The Argentine will make his Lyon debut and is seeking his fifth ATP Tour title.
Sinner, who captured his second ATP Tour title at the Great Ocean Road Open in February and reached his first ATP Masters 1000 final at the Miami Open presented by Itau, broke into the Top 20 of the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time this week.