If the seedings at the Gonet Geneva Open are to be believed, then Casper Ruud will take on Alexander Zverev in one semi-final and Grigor Dimitrov will do battle with Taylor Fritz in the other, a line-up that is sure to pull the crowds in.

As we all know, however, tennis tournaments are anything but predictable, and it’s hard to see how the Gonet Geneva Open will not throw up its fair share of surprises.

Held on the shores of Lake Geneva in the presence of the city’s mayor, Marie Barbey-Chappuis, Friday’s draw produced several enticing first-round encounters that look too close to call. Take the duel between Zurich’s Marc-Andrea Hüsler (ATP 82) and China’s Yibing Wu (ATP 57) or the clash between Chile’s Nicolas Jarry (ATP 56), a runner-up here in 2019, and Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic (ATP 46), a recent winner in Banja Luka. And then there’s the prospective second-round match-ups between Benoît Paire (ATP 160) and Alexander Zverev, and Alexander Bublik (ATP 49) and Taylor Fritz.

With the draw now done, it’s time for the action to begin. Qualifying kicks off on Saturday at 11:00, while the opening matches of the main draw take place on Sunday.