European Open 2021 Draw: Jannik Sinner Could Face Lorenzo Musetti, Andy Murray on Colliding Course With Diego Schwartzman

Published 10/16/2021, 1:56 PM EDT
Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot during his second round match against Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


It’s time for the European Open 2021 and there are some big names in the lineup this year. Also known as the ATP Antwerp 2021, the tournament will begin right after the conclusion of the Indian Wells Masters 2021, i.e, from October 18, 2021, and will extend till October 24, 2021. Interestingly, 3-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray will also be a part of the tournament.

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The total prize money for the European Open 2021 is €508,600 and, intriguingly, the winner will receive a check of €49,885 while the runner-up will settle for €35,770.

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Jannik Sinner will begin as the top-seeded player at the European Open 2021

Aug 8, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Jannik Sinner of Italy celebrates during the singles finals match against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States (not pictured) at Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

The seeds and draw of the European Open 2021 is out and Italian rising star, Jannik Sinner, will begin as the top-seeded player. Even though he will get a bye in the first match, he can face either Lorenzo Musetti or Gianluca Mager in the second round.

Apart from him, Andy Murray, Diego Schwartzman, Benoit Paire and Alex de Minaur are also playing at the tournament. Unfortunately, fans will not be able to watch last year’s champion, Ugo Humbert, this year in Antwerp.

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Andy Murray might face Diego Schwartzman in the second round of the tournament

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European Open champion in 2019, Andy Murray will begin his campaign against Frances Tiafoe. However, even if he wins this battle, his path won’t be easy.

Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Diego Schwartzman of Argentina wins the first set in a tie break against Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Since Diego Schwartzman is enjoying a bye in his first match, he will start his tournament against either Murray or Tiafoe. If Murray somehow manages to battle past the American, he will have to encounter the Argentine in the second round of the tournament.

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Fans have really huge expectations from Andy Murray. Will the British star be able to shine once again in Antwerp this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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