Generali Open 2023: Thiem in Kitzbühel, Servus TV broadcasts
In addition to Dominic Thiem, the 2019 Kitzbühel champion, defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut and, for the first time, Marin Cilic have also confirmed their participation in the Generali Open Kitzbühel. The date for Thiem's first round duel has also already been set: there will be another night session on Tuesday evening. Servus TV is the host broadcaster for the fifth time and will be broadcasting Austria's largest clay court tournament live from July 29th to August 5th.
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Last year, Dominic Thiem caused goosebumps moments in front of sold-out ranks on the Kitzbühel Center Court with his night session. In order to offer as many fans as possible the opportunity to see the Austrian Grand Slam winner live at the home tournament again this year, it will be for him at the Generali Open Kitzbühel 2023 will again host a first-round duel under floodlights on Tuesday evening (August 1st, from 7.30 p.m.): "Of course we hope for the numerous support of the local fans," says tournament director Alexander Antonitsch.
It is the eleventh appearance of the 2020 US Open winner at the home tournament: "I love playing in Kitzbühel. I have fond memories of many milestones in my career. The atmosphere is always sensational and I just want to offer the fans a good show," said Thiem. From the first ATP point, through the first final on the ATP tour, to the first tournament victory in Austria - Kitzbühel and Dominic Thiem is a success story Tournament director Alexander Antonitsch is also happy: "We assume that Dominic will be a seeded player again by the Generali Open and will not need a wildcard. Of course I hope that he will be in a form by Kitzbühel in which he can also compete for the title can play along,” says Antonitsch.
Competition from the defending Generali Open champion and ex-Grand Slam champion
More than a month before the closing date for entries for the traditional Kitzbühel tournament, Dominic Thiem and another Grand Slam champion confirmed his participation in Kitzbühel: The Croatian Marin Cilic, currently number 22 in the world rankings, will be in a Kitzbühel grid for the first time and will have his premiere in the chamois town celebrate. The US Open champion and former Wimbledon and Australian Open finalist is returning from an injury: "He would like to play on clay throughout the summer and has chosen Kitzbühel as a tour stop, which of course makes us happy," explains tournament director Alexander Antonitsch.
Local hero Thiem also faces tough competition at the home tournament from a self-confessed Kitzbühel lover: Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) not only feels at home at the height of the Kitzbühel Center Court, but also away from the tennis area. Last year, the former number nine in the world prevailed against the surprise local Filip Misolic and celebrated the first Spanish tournament win in Kitzbühel in nine years. For Bautista Agut, the tournament in Kitzbühel is a family affair: his son Roberto and his wife Ana are keeping their fingers crossed again this year.
A special treat awaits the winners of the Generali Open Kitzbühel in 2023, both in the singles and in the doubles competition: The Swiss watch manufacturer Gerald Charles is sponsoring the tournament winners with valuable watches this year.
Partnership extended: ServusTV is also the TV partner of the Generali Open Kitzbühel in 2023 and 2024
The Generali Open is also entering its fifth year of cooperation with TV partner ServusTV. The Salzburg private broadcaster and the traditional Kitzbühel tournament recently extended their contract for a further two years. ServusTV will also be broadcasting the Generali Open Kitzbühel live and exclusively in Austria every day from 11:00 a.m. including the night session in the current and next year: “We are very pleased that this long-term cooperation has now been extended to two more years. Thanks to the outstanding quality, ServusTV has taken tennis broadcasts to a new level. Of course, the Generali Open also benefits from this,” the tournament organizers Herbert Günther and Markus Bodner know.
Advance ticket sales fully underway
As far as the full ranks at Dominic Thiem's night session are concerned last year, the tournament organizers are hoping for a full house again this year. Tickets for Tuesday, August 1st, which is also dedicated to Ladies Day, are still available. Nevertheless, it is important to be quick, because on some days the tickets in certain categories are almost sold out. So if you have Kitzbühel and the Generali Open in your calendar from July 29th to August 5th, you should act quickly: Tickets are available in the ticket shop at www.generaliopen.com .