|Posted on October 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM|
Berdych, Other ATP Stars Help Launch Vienna Tournament
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Dominic Thiem and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga helped kick off the Erste Bank Open 500 on Sunday with a game of mini-tennis in front of Vienna's world-famous St. Stephen's Cathedral.
The four top ATP World Tour players, all seeded at this week's Vienna tournament, also interacted with fans and shared their expectations for one of the season's final tournaments.
Austria's Dominic Thiem
St. Stephen's Cathedral
St. Stephen's Cathedral is the symbol of Vienna. Construction commenced in the 12th century. Today, it is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria.
St. Stephen's Cathedral is 107.2 meters long and 34.2 meters wide. It has four towers. The tallest of these is the south tower at 136.44 meters. The tower room, from which there is a gigantic view across Vienna, is reached via 343 steps. A total of 13 bells hang here. However, the best-known bell of St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Pummerin, is located in the 68.3 meter-tall north tower. It is the second-biggest free-swinging chimed church bell in Europe. On the roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, colorful roof tiles were laid to create the Royal and Imperial double-headed eagle and the coat of arms of the city of Vienna. The interior of St. Stephen's Cathedral was changed again and again over the centuries, right through to the Baroque period.
Vienna, 23 October 2016. – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray, Dominic Thiem and Tomas Berdych made good use of their Sunday morning off by touring the sights of Vienna city center. The four stars of the Erste Bank Open 500 took the opportunity to also pose for a few pictures at the Haas Haus. Obviously, they were impressed by the spectacular view of the Stephansdom.
Dominic Thiem and Tomas Berdych
Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga