Novak Djokovic, World number one is all set to return to Vienna for the ATP Erste Open, an ATP 500 indoor hard court event. The Serbian was handed a wildcard after he missed the date to guarantee him a spot in the draw via the official rankings. The Serb would be looking to bounce back after he suffered a straight sets defeat to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final. The tournament will be held in Vienna from 26th October to 1st November 2020.
Novak Djokovic made his debut at Vienna in 2006 and last played the tournament in 2007 where he lifted the trophy defeating Stan Wawrinka in the final. The Serb would be looking to snatch as any ATP points as possible which would guarantee him a World number ranking by the end of the year, ahead of Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic joins Thiem, Tsitsipas in a star-studded field in Vienna
With his wildcard entry, Novak Djokovic joins the likes of Dominic Thiem , Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Diego Schwartzman , Matteo Berrettini, Andrey Rublev in the star studded field at the ATP Erste Open. The defending champion is US Open 2020 champion, Dominic Thiem who defeated Diego Schwartzman in the final.
Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov, Kei Nishikori, David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, Stan Wawrinka, Karen Khachanov, and Milos Raonic are some of the other prominent names to participate in Vienna. Stefanos Tsitsipas will return to action after he underwent a minor leg injury which he picked up at the French Open 2020.
Novak Djokovic has had a great year so far having a win-loss record of 37-2. So far he has won the Australian Open 2020, Cincinnati Masters, Italian Open 2020 and Dubai Duty Free Tennis championships. He will be looking forward to end the season on a high after his disappointment in the French Open final 2020.