Karen Khachanov, currently ranked number one in the world, will also take part in the domestic tennis highlight. Defending champion Daniil Medvedev (ATP rank 3), Jannik Sinner (ATP rank 6) and Alexander Zverev (ATP rank 12) have already confirmed their participation in the Erste Bank Open at the end of June.
From now on, the tennis world will be looking to New York, where the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, will be held in the next two weeks. From October 21 to 29, 2023, the eyes of sports fans will then be on the Erste Bank Open. The fact that a great tennis spectacle is guaranteed again this year in the Wiener Stadthalle and at Erste Bank Open 2 Go on the premises of the Wiener Eislauf-Verein on the Heumarkt is ensured by a terrific line-up!
With the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP-7), the 2020 Vienna winner Andrey Rublev (ATP-8) and the charismatic US-American Frances Tiafoe (ATP-10), three more top ten stars have confirmed their participation in Vienna after defending champion Daniil Medvedev (ATP-3) and the Italian Jannik Sinner (ATP-6). Since Karen Khachanov (ATP-11) has also recently confirmed his start in Vienna, as did the German 2021 Vienna winner Alexander Zverev (ATP-12) some time ago, no fewer than seven of the currently twelve best tennis players in the ATP ranking will be serving in Vienna.
The trio of Tsitsipas, Rublev and Tiafoe has already proven in the current season that they are always good for tournament victories. Tsitsipas triumphed in Los Cabos (MEX), Rublev took the titles at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Monte Carlo and Bastad (SWE), and Tiafoe rejoiced over the victory trophies in Houston (USA) and at the BOSS OPEN in Stuttgart (GER). When the name Tiafoe is mentioned, memories of the Erste Bank Open 2021 also come to mind, when the US American stormed all the way to the final after successfully surviving the qualifying rounds, and on his way there he caused the audience to erupt into storms of enthusiasm. Back then, “Big Foe” repeatedly clapped with the spectators after spectacular point wins and also impressed the fans with his unbridled commitment.
“We are looking forward to New York to see whether one of the Vienna starters will make it big and whether we will be able to welcome a reigning US Open winner in Vienna this year. In any case, we are keeping our fingers crossed. It is pleasing to see that the Erste Bank Open continue to develop very positively in all areas. We are also looking forward to the fact that with the tournament in Vienna we are once again putting Austria with the world sport of tennis at the center of international sporting interest,” explains Tournament Director Herwig Straka. Last year, the barrier of 70,000 visitors was broken for the first time at the Erste Bank Open.