After a Davis Cup week filled with Challengers (and still many more this week), the ATP Tour returns with tournaments in Metz, France and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The Metz event will kick off Monday with Canadian Brayden Schnur, who beat French wild card Harold Mayot and qualified for the main draw. He’ll play Lucas Pouille in the first round.
And then, as an evening match, Vasek Pospisil took on French wild card Grégoire Barrere in the first round of the main draw and prevailed.
Location: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 20 – 26, 2021
Prize money: $541,800
Draws: S28 – D16
Monday, Sept. 20, 2021
Singles, first round
Qualifying, final round
(1st-round opponents in brackets)
 Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. Pavel Kotov (RUS) 63 76 (4) (Soonwoo Kwon)
 Marc Polmans (AUS) def. [ALT] Denis Yevseyev (KAZ) 64 62 (Lorenzo Musetti)
 Dmitry Popko (KAZ) def Matthew Ebden (AUS) 36 63 64 ( John Millman)
 Elias Ymer (SWE) def  Maxime Cressy (USA) 63 46 64 ( Ilya Ivashka)