Surprise: confirmed that Novak Djokovic will play the ATP 500 in Vienna. As confirmed by the organization itself, the Serbian, number one in the world, will be part of the tournament that will begin on October 26.
It should be remembered that this news comes less than 24 hours after the Serbian loses his first game of the year, regardless of the disqualification at the US Open.
Djokovic remains No. 1 and in March he could surpass Roger Federer, who holds the record for most weeks (310) as world number one.
In this way, there will be seven top 10 players this year in Austria, with a list cut in the 27th ATP.
In this context, Rafael Nadal has not yet confirmed that he will play tournaments in the remainder of the year.
After the finals of Roland Garros, the final stretch of the year begins and there a series of men’s and women’s tournaments. In the remainder of October, during the same week the ATP 250 St. Petersburg and Sardinia, which makes its debut on the men’s calendar. In Suburb, Germany, there will be two ATP 250 tournaments in a row played in consecutive weeks.
Then it will come Antwerp on the side of the knights and the Ostrava WTA for the ladies.
By the end of the month, Dominic Thiem will attempt to defend his title in the Vienna ATP 500, at the same time that the ball will be stinging for the first time in the ATP 250 from Nur-Sultan, in Kazakhstan.
The season will close, as every year, with the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 and the London finals, in the first weeks of November.