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Red Bull Bassline is not a regular tennis tournament: As the kick-off of the Erste Bank Open, six of the best players in the world gather for a unique tie-break tournament played while the DJ drops the beats. New in 2024: Due to the great fan response, Red Bull Bassline is moving from Heumarkt to the Wiener Stadthalle, where six of the best players in the world will come together for this unique event on October 18, 2024, for the first serve of the Erste Bank Open.

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Alexander Zverev Red Bull Bassline 2023 

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Zverev beats Thiem in 2023 final

The third edition of Red Bull Bassline was won by German Alexander Zverev in front of a sold-out crowd. The 2021 Erste Bank Open winner prevailed in his group with two straight wins over American Frances Tiafoe and Hungarian Fabian Marzson. In the final, Zverev faced local hero Dominic Thiem, who prevailed in his group against compatriot Jurij Rodionov and Andrey Rublev. The final was a rematch of the 2020 US Open final, and unlike then, Zverev this time kept the upper hand, winning 5-1, 5-0, 3-5, 5-4. He thus succeeds Carlos Alcaraz and Karen Khachanov as winner of the kick-off for the Erste Bank Open.





Entertainment

Red Bull Bassline 2023 Entertainment

At Red Bull BassLine, fans are closer than ever to the players, who can warm up on ergometers right next to the court between their stints and interact with the spectators. From the first serve to the decision in the final, the event lasts around three hours as the sets are directly decided in tie-break format. Red Bull BassLine also brings other innovations to the court. For example, a DJ heats up the fans even during the rallies.

Interactive

Red Bull Bassline 2023 Interaktiv

The tournament is interactive, the referee is omitted - should it be necessary, the players decide for themselves. A moderator conducts interviews with the players on the court between points and captures expert voices of the other participants in the athletes' zone. The task of the line judges is covered by "electronic line calling". Is the pulse at 180 or is the player relaxed and not letting anything get to him? Fans can find out all this through the interactive data shown exclusively to viewers.
Red Bull Bassline 2023

These are the rules

  • Six players compete in a tie-break tournament. Short tie breaks up to 5 points are played. The matches will be decided in a best-of-three format.
  • The best two players will be seeded as top players of the two groups. The remaining 4 players will be drawn into the groups.
  • The group-matches are played in the Round-Robin format.
  • The coin toss decides which player begins to serve
  • Short tie break to 5 - whoever has 5 points first wins the set - possible outcomes: 5-0, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4


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