The fourth edition of the Astana Open will take place from September 27 to October 3, 2023.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic has chosen to forego his title defense here. He'll now return to action at the Paris Masters next month, after which he'll compete in the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup.
Tallon Greikspoor leads the draw as the top seed, which also features three-time Major champion Stan Wawrinka. Borna Coric has been the only player to withdraw so far, and has been replaced by Bernabe Zapata Miralles.
On that note, here's all the relevant information regarding the Astana Open:
What is the Astana Open?
The tournament came into existence in 2020, with a view to make up for the cancelled tournaments that season due to the pandemic. While the first couple of editions were held as ATP 250 events, it received an upgrade to ATP 500 status last year. It will feature a 28-player draw this time, with the top four seeds getting a first-round bye.
The tournament will be held at the National Tennis Center in Astana, Kazakhstan.
As mentioned above, Tallon Griekspoor headlines the draw as the top seed. He claimed his maiden ATP title in singles at the Maharashtra Open in January and bagged his second title at the Libema Open in June.
Second seed Sebastian Baez has been in decent form too, capturing three titles so far this season. His latest triumph at the Winston-Salem Open was his first on hardcourts.
Jiri Lehecka is seeded third. He reached his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open. He also advanced to his first ATP final in Winston Salem, but lost to Baez.
Adrian Mannarino is the fourth seed. Home favorite Alexander Bublik is in the mix too, along with Sebastian Korda and Laslo Djere. Grand Slam champions Stan Wawrinka and Dominic Thiem are the biggest names to participate here.
The first-round matches will kick off on Wednesday, September 27. The quarterfinals and semifinals will take place on Sunday and Monday, respectively. The title round will be held on Tuesday, with the proceedings starting at 1 pm local time.
The total prize money for the 2023 Astana Open is $1,017,850. The winner will receive $154,815 for his efforts along with 250 ranking points.
Below is a breakdown of the prize money and points:
Where to watch
Viewers in the US and Canada can watch the Astana Open live on the following channels and sites:-
USA: All matches will be broadcast on Tennis Channel.
Canada: Viewers in Canada can watch all the matches on TSN.
For more information regarding the broadcast of matches, click here.