European Open 2021: Draws, Dates, History & All You Need To Know
#NextGenATP Italian Jannik Sinner and former World No.1 Andy Murray will lead the way at the ATP 250 indoor-hard event in Antwerp in an exciting field.
Here's what you need to know:
When is the European Open?The 2021 European Open will be held from 18-24 October. The ATP 250 tournament, established in 2016, will take place at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. The tournament director is Dick Norman.
Who is playing at the 2021 European Open?The European Open will feature #NextGenATP stars Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti, with former champion Andy Murray, Argentine Diego Schwartzman and 2020 finalist Alex de Minaur also competing.
When is the draw for the European Open?The European Open draw will be made on Saturday, 16 October at a time to be confirmed.
What is the schedule for the European Open?* Qualifying: Sunday, 17 October - Monday, 18 October at 12:00 p.m Sunday. and 1:00 p.m. Monday.
* Main Draw: Monday, 18 October - Sunday, 24 October. Monday, at 4:30 p.m, Tuesday – Friday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
* Doubles Final: Sunday, 24 October at 2:00 p.m.
* Singles Final: Sunday, 24 October at 4:30 p.m.
*View On Official Website
What is the prize money for the European Open?The prize money for the European Open is €508,600 and the Total Financial Commitment is €584,125.
Winner: €49,885/ 250 points
Finalist: €35,770 / 150 points
Semi-finalist: €25,465/ 90 points
Quarter-finalist: €16,975 / 45 points
Round of 16: €10,915/ 20 points
Round of 28: €6,565/ 0 points
DOUBLES (€ per team)
Winner: €18,620 / 250 points
Finalist: €13,340 / 150 points
Semi-finalist: €8,780 / 90 points
Quarter-finalist: €5,710 / 45 points
Round of 16: €3,350/ 0 points
How can I watch the European Open?
How can I follow the European Open?Hashtag: #EuropeanOpen
Who won the last edition of the European Open in 2020?
Ugo Humbert won the 2020 European Open singles title with a 6-1, 7-6(4) win against Alex de Minaur in the championship match (Read More). John Peers and Michael Venus lifted the doubles trophy in Antwerp with a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop in the final (Read More).
Who holds the Antwerp record for most titles, oldest champion, youngest champion and more?Most Titles, Singles: Kyle Edmund, Richard Gasquet, Ugo Humbert, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (1)
Most Titles, Doubles: Edouard Roger-Vasselin (2)
Oldest Champion: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 32, in 2017
Youngest Champion: Ugo Humbert, 22, in 2020
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 15 Kyle Edmund in 2018
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 243 Andy Murray in 2019
Last Home Champion: N/A
Most Match Wins: Diego Schwartzman (9)
FedEx ATP Race To Turin Heating Up: Washington champion Sinner is in 10th spot in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin and will target a deep run in Antwerp as he looks close the gap on ninth-placed Hubert Hurkacz. The #NextGenATP Italian is aiming to make his debut at the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 14-21 November. The 20-year-old reached the semi-finals at the European Open in 2019.
De Minaur & Schwartzman Chasing Title: Australian Alex de Minaur enjoyed a run to the championship match in Antwerp in 2020 and will look to go one step better this year and capture his third tour-level title of the season. Argentine Schwartzman, who reached the final at the ATP 250 event in 2016 and 2017, arrives in form after advancing to the quarter-finals in San Diego and Indian Wells.
Murray Accepts Wild Card: Scot Murray will compete in Antwerp once again aiming to replicate his 2019 run, in which he overcame Stan Wawrinka to capture the title in Belgium. The 34-year-old arrives at the European Open off the back of advancing to the third round in Indian Wells, where he beat #NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz. Frenchman Richard Gasquet has also received a wild card.