The main draw for the Erste Bank Open 2021 has some real highlights for tennis fans. The Greek number 1 of the tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov already in the first round, for example. This will be a re-match of last year’s second round, where Dimitrov surprisingly ousted the Greek favorite in three sets after being one set down.
Alexander Zverev, the number 2 in Vienna, will meet Filip Krajinovic (SRB), while Matteo Berrettini, the Italian number 3, has to wait for a yet to be determined qualifier. Another qualifier will play against Dennis Novak, who is the only Austrian – thanks to a wildcard – already in the main draw.
Two-times Vienna champion and three-times Grand-Slam-champion Andy Murray will face a tough test in Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, while Indian Wells winner Cameron Norrie will have to deal with Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.
Spain’s shooting star Carlos Alcaraz, who only on Friday won the Red Bull Bassline event in the newly built tent at Vienna’s Heumarkt will face Britains Daniel Evans.