The European clay court season is continuing a big buildup to Roland Garros with the highly anticipated Portugal Open in Oeiras.
The event, recently renamed from the Estoril Open, is wide open for the taking. Last year’s winner, the surging Stanislas Wawrinka, has elected not to defend his title, and it seems just about anyone in the field has a shot at claiming victory.
While Wawrinka’s presence will be missed, this event will not suffer from a lack of notable names. Tomas Berdych, the No. 6 ranked player in the world, decided to make a late entry into the tourney and is now a favorite to earn a championship in Portugal.
Milos Raonic is another marquee, top-10 star that will push Berdych for the title. The Canadian is coming off a tough loss to Wawrinka in Monte-Carlo and should be hungry to claim his first title of the season.
There is also an abundance of talented players, such as Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who recently pushed Novak Djokovic to the edge, and former back-to-back champion Albert Montanes, who will make this event extremely interesting.
Keep reading to check out the complete draw, the upcoming schedule of matches, daily recaps and more for the 2014 Portugal Open.