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Vienna was a first-time winner for the ATP 500 class
ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi introduced Erste Financial institution Open Match Director Herwig Straka on Wednesday with a trophy to recognise the Vienna occasion being named the ATP 500 Match of the 12 months within the 2021 ATP Awards.
“We’re very happy that the Erste Financial institution Open have been voted the ATP 500 event of the 12 months for the primary time in our lengthy historical past,” Straka mentioned final 12 months. “We take this as an award for the complete workforce, which prepares and implements the occasion with nice motivation yearly. We constantly attempt to enhance and innovate the Erste Financial institution Open, like this 12 months’s launch of the ‘Tennis 2 Go’ undertaking, to supply each gamers and followers world-class tennis and leisure on the highest stage.”
Indian Wells, Vienna, Doha Named 2021 ATP Tournaments Of The 12 months
It was the primary time the Erste Financial institution Open was named the ATP 500 Match of the 12 months. The occasion, which was first held in 1974, attracted almost 60,000 followers final 12 months regardless of the impression of the Covid-19 pandemic. The followers flocked to each the Stadthalle and “Tennis 2 Go”, a brand new second-match location within the metropolis centre on the Wiener Eislaufverein.
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (ATP Masters 1000) and the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha (ATP 250) have been named as Match of the 12 months of their respective classes final 12 months.
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