Qualifying play for the $661,800 San Diego Open is set to conclude Sunday at the Barnes Tennis Center, with each of the four winners receiving spots in the 28-player singles main draw of the men’s tennis tournament.
South African Kevin Anderson is the highest-ranked player scheduled to play Sunday, facing Australian Alex Bolt in the second match at Barnes. The 35-year-old Anderson is 68th on the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings, 28-year-old Bolt is ranked 147th.
Anderson defeated Australian Jason Kubler, 6-3, 7-5, Saturday, in his first match since a 7-6 (4), 6-3, 4-6 loss to Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the second round of the U.S. Open Sept. 2.
Sunday’s winning players are each guaranteed at least $6,195 while the losers will receive $3,025.
Main draw play is set to begin Monday with Russian Andrey Rublev the top seed. The field also includes Andy Murray of Great Britain, the world’s top- ranked men’s player from Nov. 7, 2016-Aug. 20, 2017 and the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon and 2012 U.S. Open men’s singles champion.