As the Erste Bank Open- the biggest tennis tournament in Austria quickly approaches, let’s run you down everything we know about the event.
Erste Bank Open Tennis Tournament
The Erste Bank Open, also known Vienne Open, is an annual men’s indoor hardcourt tournament. The tournament is of the ATP500 category and will be held at the Wiener Stadthalle. This year will mark its 48th edition and return of the Red Bull Bassline. It is easily the biggest tennis competition held in Austria so all eyes are set on the latest edition of the Vienna Open. The tournament is called the Erste Bank Open due to its title sponsor Erste- one of the largest financial service providers in Central and Eastern Europe.
Mentioned below is the link to the official website for the Erste Bank Open.
|Draw||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
Erste Bank Open 2022 Champions
In singles, Deniil Medvedev wins singles championship. Russian star faced Canadian star Denis Shapovalov in final and defeated him in final set (4-6, 6-3, 6-2).
While in doubles championship, Austrian pair Alexander Erler and LucasMiedler defeated Santiago González of Mexico and Andrés Molteni of Argentina. They won the championship match in straight sets (6-3, 7-6).
Erste Bank Open History and Previous Winners
The Erste Bank Open is the 48th iteration of the Vienna Open that itself has seen many changes throughout its years as part of the ATP Tour. At its inception in 1974, the tournament was part of the Grand Prix Circuit. After the ATP Tour rose to prominence, it was originally an ATP 250 event before it was upgraded to ATP500, changed back to a 250 event, and then reverted back to an ATP500 tournament.
Some notable past champions include Brian Gottfried and Lucasz Kubot who hold the record for most wins at 4 each in the singles and doubles categories respectively. Listed below are the winners across the last 5 years. Dominic Thiem, the 2019 champion is among the only 3 Austrian players that have won the singles title.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2021||Alexander Zverez||Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah|
|2020||Andrey Rublev||Lukasv Kubot/Marcelo Melo|
|2019||Dominic Thiem||Joe Salisbury/Rajeev Ram|
|2018||Kevin Anderson||Joe Salisbury/Neal Skupski|
|2017||Lucas Pouille||Rohan Bopanna/Pablo Cuevas|
Erste Bank Open 2022 Prize Money and Points
This year a total financial commitment of €2,489,935 was made for the tournament, out of which €2,349,180 are allotted as prize money. This total is an improvement compared to the 2021 prize fund which sat at €1,974,510. Note that all the values are in euros.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||ATP Points|
The data from the table above was extracted from the official ATP Tour website’s page on the Erste Bank Open. It may still be subject to change. For the doubles category, the money is divided into 2 halves and each of the players receives the same amount.
Erste Bank Open Draws
The event had 32 singles and 16 doubles draws that released as the event progresses.
Erste Bank Open Dates
The tournament main draw held from the 24th to 30th of October. The qualifying rounds conducted on the 2 days before the main draw- the 22nd and 23rd. Other events exclusive to the Erste Bank Open like the Erste Bank Open 2 Go and Red Bull Bassline held from 20 to 28 October and on the 21st of October respectively.
Erste Bank Open Schedule
The schedule listed below may be subject to change and is not the official event layout.
|Dates||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|24th October||1st Round||——-|
|25th October||1st Round||1st Round|
|26th October||1st Round and 2nd Round||1st Round|
|27th October||2nd Round||1st Round|
|28th October||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|29th October||Semi Finals||Semi Finals|
Erste Bank Open Players List
This year, the Erste Bank Open will feature many top 10 players, including 2021 US Open champion and former world no. 1, Daniil Medvedev. Although Alexander Zverev will not be returning to defend his title, previous Vienna Open champions Andrey Rublev and Dominic Thiem are participating in the event.
Top Seeds Singles
|1||Daniil Medvedev (Champion 2022)||4|
|Denis Shapovalov (runner-up 2022)||20|
Doubles Top Seeds
|Seed||Player||ATP Ranking (Doubles)|
|1||Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury||1/2|
|2||Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski||3/4|
|3||Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic||9/7|
|4||Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah||15 (tied)/15 (tied)|
Erste Bank Open Tickets
The Erste Bank Open tickets are available for purchase from Emotiongroup and ticket. The link below will forward you to the page for buying tickets on their official website.
Links to the websites mentioned above are also listed below:
Red Bull Bassline
The Red Bull Bassline is a practice round that held on the 21st, right before the main draw. The event is an unorthodox competition set to a best-of-three tiebreaker format played by 6 players. The smaller court, constant music, lack of a referee, and other digital features like a player heart-beat monitor make for a one-of-a-kind experience. The tickets for this event are sold separately. The link has been added below to purchase tickets for this event.
Red Bull Bassline Tickets: Redbull Bassline 22 (eventcloud9.com)
As for the other practice rounds- the Erste Bank Open 2 Go, the tickets will be available on-site but can you can also register online for the presale right before the tournament. To register click on the link below.
Erste Bank Open 2 Go Presale Registration: Redbull Bassline 22 (eventcloud9.com)