Thiem, Tsitsipas, Zverev Lead London Hopefuls In Beijing; All You Need To Know
Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas lead a number of Nitto ATP Finals hopefuls at the 2019 China Open. Thiem is looking for his first win in his third appearance at this ATP 500 tournament, while Tsitsipas will be making his Beijing debut. The Austrian and Greek are next in line to qualify for London, respectively at No. 5 and No. 6 in the ATP Race To London.
Roberto Bautista Agut and Matteo Berrettini, who currently hold down the seventh and eighth spots in the Race, join the pair in Beijing, along with Gael Monfils (No. 10), reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev (No. 11), Fabio Fognini (No. 13) and Diego Schwartzman (No. 14).
The Beijing field also features World No. 9 Karen Khachanov, 2016 winner Andy Murray, defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili and 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is looking to qualifying for the Next Gen ATP Finals.
Here's all you need to know about the Beijing tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
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Tournament Dates: 30 September - 6 October 2019
Tournament Director: Alfred Zhang
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 28 September, at 2:30pm on site
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: starts Saturday at 11am
* Main draw: Monday to Saturday at 12:30pm (except for Tuesday which begins at 1pm); night sessions Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 6 October follows WTA doubles final at 12pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 6 October not before 7:30pm
Venue: National Tennis Center
Main Court Seating: 15,000
Prize Money: US $3,515,225 (Total Financial Commitment: US $3,666,275)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Novak Djokovic (6)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan (3)
Oldest Champion: Rafael Nadal, 31, in 2017
Youngest Champion: Rafael Nadal, 19, in 2005
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 34 Nikoloz Basilashvili in 2018
Most Match Wins: Novak Djokovic (29)
Singles: Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d  Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 64 64 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) d  Oliver Marach (AUT) / Mate Pavic (CRO) 61 64 Read More
Did You Know... The Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center, built for the 2008 Olympic Games, is the venue for the China Open. The venue boasts a 15,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof, named the Diamond Court due to its likeness.