This year, fans will get to again enjoy the traditional “Thiemstag” (German wordplay on Tuesday/Dienstag). Dominic Thiem will play his first round match against Tommy Paul (US/ATP 31) not before 5.30 pm on Tuesday, October 25th 2022. Last year, the Erste Bank Open champion from 2019 had to pass due to his injury. Lately, the winner of 17 ATP tournaments has shown a rise in form, reaching the semi-finals in Gijon (ESP) and Antwerp (BEL). With Jurij Rodionov, a second local hero will entertain the masses as he will face Denis Shapovalov for a re-match from 2020, when he surprisingly beat the Canadian in two sets. Another crowd-pleaser will be the match between Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz and last year’s finalist, Frances Tiafoe (USA).
High caliber tennis on Wednesday
The 26th of October is not only a national holiday in Austria, but will also be packed with high caliber tennis. Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev will enter the competition with his match against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili. Stefanos Tsitsipas will also join the action. Tsitsipas will face Austrian wildcard entry Dennis Novak.