The Erste Bank Open is one of the season’s final two ATP 500 tournaments, taking place from October 24 to 30 in Vienna, Austria.
The upcoming edition features a stacked lineup led by former World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev. Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Monte-Carlo Masters champion, is the tournament’s second seed.
Andrey Rublev, Taylor Fritz, and Dominic Thiem, the home favorite, will all compete for the title.
With lots of high-level action planned throughout the week, here’s everything you need to know about ATP Erste Bank Open in Vienna.
What is the Erste Bank Open in Vienna?
The Erste Bank Open, founded in 1974, is now a popular ATP 500 event hosted on an indoor hard court. It was a part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1974 to 1989, the ATP World Series from 1990 to 1995, the ATP International Series Gold / ATP Championship Series from 1996 to 2008, and the ATP 250 from 2009 to 2014 before becoming an ATP 500 event in 2015.
Brian Gottfried of the United States is the tournament’s most successful champion, having won four times. Past winners include Ivan Lendl, Goran Ivanisevic, Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.
Dominic Thiem, a homegrown player, triumphed in 2019. However, Austria’s most successful tennis player, Thomas Muster, never won the tournament.
The 2021 edition was won by Alexander Zverev, who defeated Frances Tiafoe in the final.
When is the Erste Bank Open in Vienna?
The Erste Bank Open will be held in Vienna, Austria, at the Wiener Stadthalle.
The ATP tournament in Vienna begins with qualification on Saturday, October 22nd, and the main draw starts on Monday, October 24th. The final will take place on October 30th.
Where to Watch ATP Erste Bank Open in Vienna?
The Erste Bank Open will be broadcast live on the following networks and websites throughout the world:
Viewers Can Watch ATP Live: Erste Bank Open Here
In Vienna, ServusTV is the host broadcaster and TV partner, and it broadcasts live every day at 2 p.m. ServusTV On also broadcasts all games from all courts! Christian Baier and Barbara Schett will moderate, Christian Nehiba and Philipp Krummholz will comment, while Alex Antonitsch and Stefan Koubek will be present as experts.
The Tennis Channel will broadcast all of the action in the United States.
Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the action live on Amazon Prime Video.
Australia: beIN Sports will broadcast all matches.
Canada: All matches will be broadcast on TSN in Canada.
For additional information on match broadcasting, please visit this page.
ATP Erste Bank Open in Vienna Top Players:
The top four seeds in Vienna are Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, and Taylor Fritz.
No. 4 in the world. Daniil Medvedev leads the ATP 500 tournament’s 32-player singles field. The Russian will compete in his first competition since the birth of his first child. Medvedev was last seen in action two weeks ago at the Astana Open, where he suffered an injury and had to withdraw from his semifinal match against Novak Djokovic.
Stefanos Tsitsipas has reached seven finals this year, the most recent being this week in Stockholm. On Sunday, he will meet Danish adolescent Holger Rune in the top clash. So far, his final conversion has been disappointing, with the Greek winning only two trophies this year. Tsitsipas will look to improve his record in Stockholm and continue that momentum into the following round in Vienna.
Andrey Rublev has had a perfect season thus far, as seen by his four titles. After winning the Gijon Open just a few weeks ago, the Russian will be hungry to perform well in an event he won in 2020.
Taylor Fritz is also having a successful season, winning three trophies, the largest of which came at the Indian Wells Masters. In Vienna, the Americans will be eager to make a statement.
Hubert Hurkacz, Jannik Sinner, Cameron Norrie, and Matteo Berrettini are seeded fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth in a crowded draw in Vienna.
Dominic Thiem, the 2019 winner and home favorite will be the center of attention, especially following his recent resurgence. The former US Open champion will arrive in Vienna after reaching the semifinals in Gijon and Antwerp in consecutive weeks. He will rely on home support to continue his ascent into the sport’s upper echelons.
Other players with the potential to generate fireworks at this tournament include Frances Tiafoe, Denis Shapovalov, Borna Coric, Lorenzo Sonego, Diego Schwartzman, and Karen Khachanov.
Erste Bank Open in Vienna, who is the reigning champion?
Alexander Zverev won the previous event in 2021. However, he will not compete this year owing to an injury. But in the final, he faced audience favorite and US Open semifinalist Frances Tiafoe!
How much prize money Erste Bank Open in Vienna?
This year’s Erste Bank Open will award a total of 2.349 million euros. In addition to 500 points for the world ratings, the winner wins a massive 439,305 euros; a round defeat is still worth about 20,000 euros. The winner will get a check for €439,305 and 500 ranking points. The prize money and ranking points are stated below:
Is Dominic Thiem active in Vienna?
Dominic Thiem, of course, is in Vienna! Will his victory in 2019 be enough to keep him at the top this year? Thiem is in good form, having won the semifinals in Gijon against top-ten player Andrey Rublev.
Thiem is the leading draw participant in Vienna due to his protected rating.
Who has won in Vienna in recent years?
|2021||Alexander Zverev||Frances Tiafoe||7:5, 6:4|
|2020||Andrey Rublev||Lorenzo Sonego||6:4, 6:4|
|2019||Dominic Thiem||Diego Schwartzman||3:6, 6:4, 6:3|
|2018||Kevin Anderson||Kei Nishikori||6:3, 7:6 (3)|
|2017||Lucas Pouille||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||6:1, 6:4|
|2016||Andy Murray||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||6:3, 7:6 (6)|
|2015||David Ferrer||Steve Johnson||4:6, 6:4, 7:5|
|2014||Andy Murray||David Ferrer||5:7, 6:2, 7:5|
|2013||Tommy Hass||Robin Hase||6:3, 4:6, 6:4|
|2012||Juan Martin del Potro||Grega Zemlya||7:5, 6:3|
|2011||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Juan Martin del Potro||6:7(5), 6:3, 6:4|