Begin 2020 in Style with the Vienna New Year Classics

Vienna Classics

The 2020 FIR World Tour begins on the 3rd of January with the 10. Vienna New Year Classics. Held at Tennis Point Vienna from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th January, this tournament returns to its special place as the first tournament of the year.

The tournament also boasts a new tournament director in 2020. The popular and well-known Roland Picher is stepping up to host his first international tournament.

Pichler says, “We strive to make the 10th Vienna Classics a prime example for a great start to the year. Will Arnaud Genin and Christine Seehofer be able to reclaim their title as last year’s winners? Or will it be a new competitor? We are looking forward to exciting games and a smooth tournament.”

Vienna Classics Tournament Hotels

There are special room prices for the Official Tournament Hotel Vienna Sporthotel which are only valid for the period from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th January and can only be booked directly through the RFA office via

  • Doubles Room – 110 euros (per room/night incl. breakfast)
  • Single Room – 85 euros (per room/night incl. breakfast)

The Offical tournament hotel, called Vienna Sporthotel, is just one-minute walking distance from the venus, Tennis Point Vienna. Both are also just 20 minutes away from the centre of Vienna by public transport.

While the hotel operates on a first-come, first serves system, the deadline to book is Monday 23rd December 2019. Any player booked into the tournament hotel also receives a free shuttle service from and to Vienna airport. Rooms must be paid in cash at the tournament office on the day of arrival.

The second tournament hotel is the Ibis Budget St. Marx, a five-minute walk away from the tournament venue. While prices are flexible and can change, currently they are as follows:

  • Double Room 78 euros (per room/night incl. breakfast)
  • Single Room 68.5 euros (per room/night incl. breakfast)

Most Men’s Singles will begin from 17:00 on Friday and continue until Sunday morning. The Doubles takes place on Friday while the Women, Juniors and Seniors singles all begin on Saturday.

More information about the tournament is available here, including how to book tournament hotels.

As with all FIR World Tour tournaments, anyone can enter! Entry is available here although you also need to have an international licence for 2020 to enter.

The full 2020 FIR World Tour and Challengers are available to view here.

Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer

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