Novak challenges Monfils

On Wednesday, „ÖTV day at the Erste Bank Open“, another Austrian will see his first action. Dennis Novak faces Gael Monfils who is ranked 110 spots in front of Novak in the world rankings. But with the Viennese crowd behind him a surprise up-set might be in the cards, as Novak has already shown during various Davis Cups that he can play with the best. The match is scheduled as the third on the centercourt (not before 3 pm).

The day already starts at noon with the match between Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) and Stockholm winner and Next Gen star Denis Shapovalov (CAN), followed by Moscow winner Andrey Rublev (RUS) against lucky loser Alexander Bublik (KAZ) who replaces Canadian youngster, Felix Auger Aliassime, who suffered an ankle injury in practice.

To round the day out, the centercourt will see two matches already from the second round: Italy’s Matteo Berrettini (3) will face fellow US Open semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov. Afterwards, qualifier Marton Fucsovics (HUN) and Russian Karen Khachanov (2) close out the day.

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