One of the final events of the ATP World Tour season, the Erste Bank Open 500 takes place in late October in Vienna. Austria, with Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga among the players scheduled to appear when the 2018 edition takes place from 22-28 October 2018.

First played in 1974, champions in Vienna have included greats of the game like Ivan Lendl, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Andy Murray and the 500-level event remains a crucial battleground for players aiming to qualify for the ATP Finals. 

ATP Vienna Live Streaming

ATP Vienna tennis is live from 22-28 October with play starting around 1pm local/12pm BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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ATP Vienna Tournament Schedule

ATP Vienna Players 2018

Home favourite Dominic Thiem leads another strong field at the 2018 edition of the Erste Bank Open 500, live from Vienna from 22-28 October.

With the ATP World Tour season ending for most players at the Paris Masters the following week and the Nitto ATP Finals just weeks away, the Erste Bank Open 500 always attracts a strong field of top players looking to boost their chances of qualifying for London or simply trying to make a good finish to the season, and the 2018 edition is no exception.

World no. 7 Thiem, Austria's best player since Thomas Muster, has recorded a great season which included reaching his first Grand Slam final at the French Open and winning a trio of titles. Muster, famously, never managed to win in Vienna despite having made the semifinal four times and the final three times - Thiem hasn't won back-to-back matches on his last four appearances. Can the Austrian, who is looking to seal qualification for the ATP Finals once more, do better this year in Vienna?

Thiem is joined by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the popular Frenchman who has been runner-up for the past two years in Vienna, losing to Murray and Lucas Pouille in respective finals. Tsonga has only just returned to competition since undergoing knee surgery in April - could he make a third straight final in Vienna?

World no. 9 Grigor Dimitrov, trying to protect his top-10 ranking, is also in the field for the Erste Bank Open 500 alongside big servers John Isner and Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson. And top-20 players Kei Nishikori, Diego Schwartzman, Australian Open semifinalist Kyle Edmund and charismatic Italian Fabio Fognini contribute to a packed field which also includes defending champion Lucas Pouille. It's an intense mix of top players jostling for a prestigious title when the 2018 Erste Bank Open Vienna begins on Monday 22 October.

About the Erste Bank Open 500

The Austrian capital of Vienna, a fairytale city in late autumn, welcomes some of the world's best players to the Wiener Stadthalle, an indoor arena which seats over 16,000 people, for one of the season's final events. 

First played in 1974 when Vitas Gerulaitis took the title, the modern-day Erste Bank Open 500 holds a key place on the men's tennis calendar. Upgraded in 2009 from a 250 to a 500 event, ATP Vienna is one of 13 500-level events played throughout the season from February to October and, together with the Swiss Indoors Basel which is played the same week in Switzerland, is the last 500 tournament of the season.

With just one more week of regular ATP World Tour competition following the week in which the Erste Bank Open is held, the Vienna event offers an important opportunity for players to not just compete for a prestigious 500 title, prize money and ranking points, but to tune up their games ahead of the final Masters 1000 Series event of the year in Paris. 

Players are also often looking to boost their chances of qualifying for the season-ending events at the Nitto ATP Finals and Next Gen ATP Finals as well, which adds another level of piquancy to the competition in Vienna. 

Although the tournament's categorization and name has changed several times over the decades, it has always been played at the Wiener Stadthalle and over the years, it has attracted many of the greats of the game. Brian Gottfried of the USA is the most successful player in the tournament's history, with four titles won between 1977 and 1983, but many top players have triumphed in Vienna, including Ivan Lendl (1981), Goran Ivanisevic (1993, 1997), Andre Agassi (1994), Boris Becker (1996) and Pete Sampras (1998). 

Ironically, Austria's greatest ever player to date, Thomas Muster, never won the title in Vienna despite reaching the final three times between 1988 and 1995 and making the semifinals another four times between 1987 and 1994. Two Austrians have claimed the title, however: Horst Skoff in 1988, and Jurgen Melzer in 2009-10 - could rising star Dominic Thiem become the third?

In recent years, Roger Federer (2002-3), Novak Djokovic (2007), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2011), Juan Martin del Potro (2012) and Andy Murray (2014, 2016) have claimed the title in Vienna. Lucas Pouille became the second French Erste Bank Open champion when he beat Tsonga in the 2017 final.

ATP Vienna Tournament Information

ATP Vienna fast facts

ATP ViennaErste Bank Open
Dates22-28 October, 2018
VenueWiener Stadthalle
LocationVienna, Austria
First Played1974
Draw Size32
SurfaceATP 500
CategoryHard (indoors)
Prize Money€2,035,415
Reigning Singles ChampionLucas Pouille
Reigning Doubles ChampionRohan Bopanna/Pablo Cuevas

ATP Vienna Ranking Points

These are the ranking points awarded by the ATP World Tour for reaching various rounds at a 500-level event like the Erste Bank Open. 

ATP 500 ranking points

Round of 1645

ATP Vienna Champions

Here is a list of all the players who have won the singles title at the Erste Bank Open. 

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold. 

Former ATP Vienna Champions

1974Vitas GerulaitisAndrew Pattison
1975Not heldNot held
1976Wojciech FibakRaul Ramirez
1977Brian GoffriedWojciech Fibak
1978Stan SmithBalazs Taroczy
1979Stan Smith (2)Wojciech Fibak
1980Brian Gottfried (2)Trey Waltke
1981Ivan LendlBrian Gottfried
1982Brian Gottfried (3)Bill Scanlon
1983Brian Gottfried (4)Mel Purcell
1984Tim WilkisonPavel Slozil
1985Jan GunnarssonLibor Pimek
1986Brad GilbertKarel Novacek
1987Jonas SvenssonAmos Mansdorf
1988Horst SkoffThomas Muster
1989Paul AnnaconeKelly Evernden
1990Anders JarrydHorst Skoff
1991Michael StichJan Siemerink
1992Petr KordaGianluca Pozzi
1993Goran IvanisevicThomas Muster
1994Andre AgassiMichael Stich
1995Filip DewulfThomas Muster
1996Boris BeckerJan Siemerink
1997Goran IvanisevicGreg Rusedski
1998Pete SamprasKarol Kucera
1999Greg RusedskiNicolas Kiefer
2000Tim HenmanTommy Haas
2001Tommy HaasGuillermo Canas
2002Roger FedererJiri Novak
2003Roger Federer (2)Carlos Moya
2004Feliciano LopezGuillermo Canas
2005Ivan LjubicicJuan Carlos Ferrero
2006Ivan Ljubicic (2)Fernando Gonzalez
2007Novak DjokovicStan Wawrinka
2008Philipp PetzchnerGael Monfils
2009Jurgen MelzerMarin Cilic
2010Jurgen Melzer (2)Andreas Haider-Maurer
2011Jo-Wilfried TsongaJuan Martin del Potro
2012Juan Martin del PotroGrega Zemlja
2013Tommy Haas (2)Robin Haase
2014Andy MurrayDavid Ferrer
2015David FerrerSteve Johnson
2016Andy Murray (2)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2017Lucas PouilleJo-Wilfried Tsonga

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