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The 2023 Erste Bank Open is set to ignite the indoor hard courts of Vienna, Austria, from October 23 to October 29, 2023. As part of the prestigious ATP Tour 500 series, this tournament promises a thrilling showcase of top-tier tennis.
With Herwig Straka at the helm as tournament director, it boasts a stellar lineup of contenders, spearheaded by none other than Daniil Medvedev, the defending champion, and Jannik Sinner, the Canada Open and China Open champion as top seeds. The duo will be poised to bring their A-game to the court, while fans will also witness the electrifying presence of notable players such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, and Alexander Zverev, further intensifying the competition.
With a singles draw of 32 players, a doubles draw of 16 teams, and a generous total prize money of €2,409,835 up for grabs, this event is set to be a tennis extravaganza like no other. The stage is set, and the stars are aligned for an unforgettable week of tennis action at the 2023 Erste Bank Open. Let’s take a loot at the Vienna Open top seeds and their chances of winning.
Vienna Open seeds
Daniil Medvedev @ 11/4 (3.75)
The formidable force from Russia stands tall as one of the top seeds at the Vienna Open with odds of 11/4 (3.75). His remarkable 2023 campaign boasts an impressive 60-14 win-loss record, punctuated by triumphs in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami, and Rome. Notably, Medvedev reached the US Open final, cementing his status as a genuine title contender. Additionally, he was the runner-up in Indian Wells and the China Open, demonstrating his consistency at the highest level. With a semi-final appearance at the Wimbledon Championships, Medvedev is poised to leave a mark on Vienna’s hard courts.
Jannik Sinner @ 4 (5.00)
With odds of 4 (5.00), Jannik Sinner is another player to watch closely in Vienna. This Italian sensation has notched three title triumphs in 2023, emerging victorious in Montpellier, Toronto, and Beijing. His triumph in Beijing, where he overcame the likes of Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev, underscores his ability to handle the pressure. Sinner boasts a 51-14 win-loss record in 2023, making him a formidable contender at the Vienna Open.
Andrey Rublev @ 8 (9.00)
Rublev is a player known for his relentless determination on the court and will threaten to go far in Vienna as tennis top-flight tennis returns to European shores. With a record of 50-21 in 2023, Rublev has reached six tournament finals, with notable successes in Monte Carlo and Bastad. His recent battle in the Shanghai Masters, where he narrowly lost to Hubert Hurkacz in an epic three-setter, indicates his fiery competitive spirit. Rublev is determined to finish the season on a high note, making him a player to keep an eye on in Vienna.
Stefanos Tsitsipas @ 11 (12.00)
Stefanos Tsitsipas, carrying odds of 11 (12.00), is a Greek talent who has faced both triumph and heartache in 2023. With a 45-20 record, Tsitsipas claimed silverware in Los Cabos but was left reeling from his Australian Open final loss to Novak Djokovic and a defeat in the Barcelona Open against Carlos Alcaraz. The Vienna Open presents an opportunity for Tsitsipas to redeem himself on the hard courts and add another title to his resume.
Alexander Zverev @ 6 (7.00)
Alexander Zverev, with odds of 6 (7.00), has been steadily overcoming the shadows of career-threatening injury scares. With wins in Hamburg and Chengdu, Zverev has demonstrated his capacity to go the distance in competitive fields. He’s made notable semi-final appearances in several events, including Dubai, Geneva, the French Open, Halle, Cincinnati, and Beijing. His most recent success at the China Open, following his Chengdu victory, positions Zverev as a genuine contender in Vienna.
Tommy Paul @ 18 (19.00)
Tommy Paul, with odds at 18 (19.00), is a rising star in the tennis world who has earned his spot among the top seeds at the Vienna Open. While he hasn’t secured any titles in 2023, his journey to the semi-finals of the Australian Open and Canada Open speaks volumes about his talent and potential. In addition to these strong performances, Paul reached three finals in Acapulco, Aix En Provence Challenger, and Eastbourne, showcasing his ability to compete at a high level. With a 44-27 record in 2023, he is a player who can’t be underestimated in Vienna.
Frances Tiafoe @ 20 (21.00)
Big Foe brings odds of 20 (21.00) to the Vienna Open. With a record of 38-19 in the current campaign, Tiafoe has claimed titles in Australia, Houston, and Stuttgart, cementing his reputation as a force to be reckoned with. His semi-final appearance in the Indian Wells and a deep run in the US Open, where he reached the quarter-finals, further underline his competitive spirit and ability to shine on the big stage. Tiafoe is a dark horse with the potential to make a deep run in Vienna.
Karen Khachanov @ 28 (29.00)
Karen Khachanov, with odds at 28 (29.00), represents a player who has been working hard to regain his form after missing the entire grass-court swing due to injury. His silverware success in the Zhuhai Championships following a first-round exit in the US Open demonstrates his resilience and determination. Khachanov has also achieved semi-final finishes in the Australian Open and Miami Open, along with a quarter-final appearance at the French Open. As he continues to adapt to the rigours of the tour, Vienna presents an opportunity for Khachanov to prove his mettle on the indoor hard courts and potentially spring a surprise.
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