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Thiem-Euphorie: Ansturm on the Stadthalle

The tennis tournament closes, with Thiem and Novak standing two Austrians in the main competition.

Vienna . All Austrians are in the qualification for the City Hall tournament. Those with a wild card equipped Lucas Miedler, Sebastian Ofner and Alexander Erler defeat in the first round of qualification for the main winner of the First Bank Open. The ÖTV youngsters said they were not able to claim any good results, but they did not claim any of their contractors.

Damit bundles his gaze on Dominic Thiem (tenth Mal in Vienna at the start) and Dennis Novak. They meet on Tuesday with Franzosen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Gegner Thiem, Sieger 201

1) and Gaël Monfils (Gegner Novak). It is a taste of the possible country-match Austria-France at the first ATP Cup in the years in Australia. “Tsonga is definitely one of the best players of the past decade. He had all struck and had problems with injuries in the last two years (knee injury left, eight months break, note). But he really came back strong and won Metz, ”says Thiem about Tsonga, 34. Head-to-head leads Tsonga with 2: 0 (as of 2016 in Indian Wells 6: 3, 6: 2).

Marach and Melzer in Doppel

In the Doppelturn there are also four Austrians in the main race underway. In the town hall, Oliver Marach / Jürgen Melzer arrives with tuner Rohan Bopanna and Canada's young star Denis Shapovalov. Already in round two, the quarterfinals could go against top-ranked Lukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo (POL / BRA).

Kitzbühel-Doppel-Sieger Philipp Oswald meets Wildcard with partner Marcus Daniell (NZL) on Belgian Sander Gillé / Joran Vliegen. Also Sebastian Ofner / Tristan-Samuel Weissborn are thanks to "Freikarte" in the double and meet qualifiers.

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