So far, the ATP calendar of 2016 went through many locations and venues. Due to its popularity, the spreading of the events managed to reach out to dozens of countries all over the world. It is fair to say that this season`s schedule has already crossed over its half. After a long, gruelling clay season, the entire attention switched to the grass court. The warm-up for Wimbledon is almost done. This week, there is only one ongoing event on the ATP schedule, namely the Aegon Open Nottingham which is an ATP 250 event. And this could not be called a letdown, simply because the Wimbledon Championship monopolized the script with its qualifying session.

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A full house.

In the men`s singles contest, except for Rafael Nadal who already announced his withdrawal, all the top players will be in the main draw. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka are the biggest names on the list, but others players, some of the youngest are expected to prove their best on the grass court in London. Among them, it is worth mentioning a few- Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, David Goffin, Alexander Zverev, Milos Raonic, Bernard Tomic.

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Djokovic is leading.

When it comes to picking up the main favorites in the men`s singles, there is no need for second-guessing. Novak Djokovic is by far leading player on the list. But, it is some kind of a glitch regarding this facet? The Serb did not compete in any grass tournament this season. Of course, there are lots of training sessions, but nothing compares with an official test. The adjustment from clay to grass might put the Serb`s surreal pace in jeopardy.

Roger Federer made his comeback with moderate success by reaching the semifinals in Stuttgart and Halle. Unfortunately, the Swiss is still running for his first title in 2016. Andy Murray put in some serious Tennis within the Queen`s tournament. A few days ago, he grabbed his fifth title in Queen`s. There are signs that his second partnership with Ivan Lendl might be fruitful. On the other hand, Stan Wawrinka failed to set things in motion.

The grass court isn`t quite fit for his style.

Still, Djokovic has some leverage against Murray. In 2016, these two players confronted each other in three different matches. Murray won in Rome, but the Serb dominated the other two meetings, both of them being in a Grand Slam final. The first one was on 31st January at the Australian Open and the recent one at the Roland Garros.

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