Andy Murray vs Roman Safiullin, Cam Norrie vs Pedro Cachin: Starting times and TV and streaming info
There are two big ATP 500 events taking place this week with Andy Murray featuring in the Swiss Indoors while Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans are in action at the Vienna Open.
After Jack Draper lost in the opening round against Carlos Alcaraz in Basel, Murray is the only British player remaining in the draw and he opens his account against world No 93 Roman Safiullin on Tuesday.
The three-time Grand Slam winner returns to action for the first time since losing in the quarter-final of the Gijon Open against Sebastian Korda. He was initially due to face Korda again, but the American withdrew on the back of reaching the final in Antwerp on Sunday.
Instead it will be a first-ever ATP Tour-level meeting between the former world No 1 and qualifier Safiullin. Murray, who is now No 49 in the ATP Rankings, is 28-18 this year.
The winner of that clash will face either sixth seed Roberto Bautista Agut or qualifier Laslo Dere in the second round while a third-round meeting with one of Casper Ruud, Stan Wawrinka or Brandon Nakashima is on the cards.
#SwissIndoorsBasel Day 2 Media Notes: https://t.co/rLHTmeGJ7A
* @StanWawrinka begins 15th Basel campaign v No. 3 @CasperRuud98
* @DominicStricker, 20, bids to become youngest Swiss to earn Basel win since @RogerFederer in '00
* @Andy_Murray returns to Basel for 1st time since '05
— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) October 25, 2022
Ruud and Wawrinka will meet in a tasty opening clash with the winner going on to face American Nakashima, who beat David Goffin on Monday.
Over in Austria, British No 1 Norrie – who lost in the quarter-final of the Stockholm Open last week after returning following his Covid-19 layoff – kicks off his campaign against Pedro Cachin from Argentina. Norrie is still in with a chance of qualifying for the ATP Finals, but he will need a good run in Vienna as well as the Paris Masters next week.
British No 2 Dan Evans will get proceedings underway in the ATP 500 tournament on Tuesday as he takes on Oscar Otte in the first round. Evans was initially due to face Matteo Berrettini, but the Italian withdrew from the tournament.
#ErsteBankOpen Day 2 Media Notes: https://t.co/8aVmkdniYn
* 2019 champion @DomiThiem vs @TommyPaul1
* @HubertHurkacz vs @FTiafoe (Tied 2-2)
* @Cam_Norrie seeks 100th win since start of 2021 (5th behind @StefTsitsipas 111, @CasperRuud98 104, @DaniilMedwed 103, @AndreyRublev97 101)
— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) October 25, 2022
Other good matches in Vienna will see local hero and 2020 US Open winner Dominic Thiem up against Tommy Paul while fifth seed Hubert Hurkacz takes on Frances Tiafoe.
Scheduled times for the big matches in Basel and Vienna
Andy Murray vs Roman Safiullin – Not before 14:00 BST
Casper Ruud vs Stan Wawrinka – Not before 18:00 BST
Dan Evans vs Oscar Otte – 12:00 BST
Dominic Thiem vs Tommy Paul – Not before 16:30 BST
Cameron Norrie vs Pedro Cachin – 17:00 BST
Hubert Hurkacz vs Frances Tiafoe 18:00 (follows Thiem-Paul clash)
How to watch Swiss Indoors and Vienna Open
Amazon Prime has the broadcasting rights for both the Swiss Indoors and Vienna Open in the United Kingdom and Ireland. As always, new members can sign up for £7.99 a month, and are eligible for a free 30-day trial.
Tennis Channel broadcasts all ATP tournaments in the United States with a TSN covering Canada and ESPN the go-to channel in Latin America. beIN Sports airs events in Australia, the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia.
Other broadcasters include Eurosport (France and several other European countries), Sportcast (Italy), Sky Deutschland (Germany), Telefonica (Spain) and WOWOW (Japan).
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