Top 20 players Karen Khachanov and David Goffin headline the action at the Murray River Open, one of two ATP 250s being held in Melbourne from 1-7 February alongside the ATP Cup (2-6 February). The tournament made its debut on the calendar last year in Adelaide, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition will be held at the home of the Australian Open.
World No. 14 Goffin and World No. 20 Khachanov are both starting the season in search of their fifth ATP title. They are also hoping to end trophy droughts in the process, with the Belgian last claiming silverware in 2017 and the Russian triumphing at the Rolex Paris Masters in 2018.
Also in action, #NextGenATP Italian Jannik Sinner hopes to pick up where he left off after finishing the 2020 season with his first Tour-level title in Sofia. Delray Beach champion Hubert Hurkacz, No. 29 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, is back in action while last year’s Australian Open quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren returns to Melbourne alongside fellow Americans Reilly Opelka and Sam Querrey.
Defending champion Andrey Rublev’s absence guarantees a new first-time champion at the Great Ocean Road Open. The Russian began the 2020 season winning the first of his five Tour-leading titles in Adelaide, and as his country’s second-highest ranked singles player he is now set to represent Russia at the ATP Cup.
Here’s what you need to know about the Great Ocean Road Open, an ATP 250 event in Melbourne.
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Tournament Dates: 1-7 February, 2021
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 30 January (time TBA)
Tournament Director: Paul Kilderry
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* Main draw: Monday, 1 – Sunday 7 February
* Start times: Sunday – Wednesday 10:30am, Thursday – Friday 11:00am
* Doubles final: Saturday 6 February
* Singles final: Sunday 7 February
How To Watch
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Venue: Melbourne Park
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Prize Money: USD $311,665 (Total Financial Commitment: $311,665)