World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and defending champion Dominic Thiem lead a strong Erste Bank Open field that features six Top 10 players, including Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman.
Djokovic will be making his first Vienna appearance since his 2007 triumph (d. Wawrinka), while Thiem will be playing at this indoor ATP 500 tournament for a 10th time. Last year, Thiem defeated Schwartzman in the final to become the first Austrian champion since Jurgen Melzer in 2010.
Djokovic and Rublev will each be going for an ATP Tour-best fifth title of the season. The 22-year-old Rublev, who is up to a career-high No. 8 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, has won a pair of ATP 500 titles — Hamburg European Open (d. Tsitsipas) and St. Petersburg Open (d. Coric) — in the past month.
Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov, Karen Khachanov, Stan Wawrinka, Grigor Dimitrov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Kei Nishikori and 2018 champion Kevin Anderson are also among the player vying for the Vienna title.
Here’s all you need to know about the Vienna tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 26 October – 1 November 2020
Tournament Director: Herwig Straka
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 24 October, 12:00pm
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday from 11:00am, Sunday from 1:00pm
* Main draw: Monday – Saturday at 1:00pm (Wednesday at 12:00pm)
* Doubles final: Sunday, 1 November at 11:45am
* Singles final: Sunday, 1 November at 2:00pm
Venue: Wiener Stadthalle
Surface: Indoor Hard
Prize Money: €1,409,510 (Total Financial Commitment: €1,550,950)
Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Brian Gottfried (4)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Hewitt, Anders Jarryd, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Lukasz Kubot, Frew McMillan (3)
Last Home Champion: Dominic Thiem in 2019
Oldest Champion: Tommy Haas, 35, in 2013
Youngest Champion: Horst Skoff, 20, in 1988
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Pete Sampras in 1998
Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1978): No. 175 Anders Jarryd in 1990
Most Match Wins: Brian Gottfried (31)
Singles:  Dominic Thiem (AUT) d  Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 36 64 63 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Rajeev Ram (USA) / Joe Salisbury (GBR) d  Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) 64 67(5) 10-53 Read More
Did You Know… With Thiem’s triumph in 2019, three different Austrians have now won the Vienna title. Horst Skoff became the first Austrian to triumph here, with victory over Thomas Muster in the 1988 final. Jurgen Melzer joined Skoff on the honour roll with back-to-back singles titles in 2009-10. Former World No. 1 Muster never won the Vienna title, though he reached the final three times.