Erste Bank Open 2021: Miedler, Erler, Rodionov start the qualification
With Lucas Miedler, Alexander Erler and Jurij Rodionov, Austria is represented three times in the qualification table for the Erste Bank Open. The tasks are tough, but not unsolvable.
by Jens Huiber
last edit: Oct 22, 2021, 10:09 pm
Tournament director Herwig Straka gave the three Austrians a wildcard, as did the up-and-coming Swiss Dominic-Stephan Stricker. For Lucas Miedler it starts against Peter Gojowczyk, the German last reached the round of 16 at the US Open and was in the semifinals in Metz. Jurij Rodionov has taken number three in qualifying for the ATP Tour 500 tournament, it goes against Kevin Anderson.
Alexander Erler finally has to play against the Italian Gianluca Mager. Skinny is number five in the tableau, which is led by Frances Tiafoe in front of his American compatriot Marcos Giron. The Austrian matches were all scheduled in the Wiener Stadthalle, with Erler kicking off at 11 a.m. in front of Miedler. Rodionov concludes the program with the fourth individual.
Here is the qualification table in Vienna
Here is the schedule for Saturday