Start times and TV and streaming information

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There are two big ATP 500 events taking place this week with Andy Murray performing in the Swiss Indoors while Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans are in action at the Vienna Open.

After Jack Draper lost in the opening round to Carlos Alcaraz in Basel, Murray is the only British player left in the draw and opens his account against world number 93 Roman Safiullin on Tuesday.

The three-time Grand Slam winner returns to the field for the first time since losing in the quarter-finals of the Gijon Open to Sebastian Korda. He was initially supposed to face Korda again, but the American retired after reaching the final in Antwerp on Sunday.

Instead, it will be the first ever meeting at the ATP Tour level between the former world number 1 and the qualified Safiullin. Murray, who is now No. 49 in the ATP rankings, this year he has 28-18.

The winner of that clash will face sixth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut or qualifier Laslo Dere in the second round, while a third round match is scheduled with either Casper Ruud, Stan Wawrinka or Brandon Nakashima.

Ruud and Wawrinka will meet in a tasty opening match with the winner facing American Nakashima, who beat David Goffin on Monday.

Vienna open

In Austria, British No. 1 Norrie – who lost in the Stockholm Open quarter-finals last week after returning after being fired for Covid-19 – kicked off her campaign against Pedro Cachin from Argentina. Norrie still has a chance to qualify for the ATP Finals but will need a good run in Vienna as well as the Paris Masters next week.

British number 2 Dan Evans will kick off on Tuesday in the ATP 500 tournament as he faces Oscar Otte in the first round. Evans was initially supposed to face Matteo Berrettini, but the Italian withdrew from the tournament.

Other good games in Vienna will see local hero and US Open 2020 winner Dominic Thiem vying with Tommy Paul, while fifth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz will face Frances Tiafoe.

Scheduled times for the big matches in Basel and Vienna

Switzerland indoors
Andy Murray vs Roman Safiullin – Not before 2pm BST
Casper Ruud vs Stan Wawrinka – Not before 6pm BST

Vienna open
Dan Evans vs Oscar Otte – 12:00 BST
Dominic Thiem vs Tommy Paul – Not before 4:30 pm BST
Cameron Norrie vs Pedro Cachin – 17:00 BST
Hubert Hurkacz vs Frances Tiafoe 18:00 (Thiem-Paul clash follows)

How to watch Swiss Indoors and Vienna Open

Amazon Prime has the broadcasting rights for both Swiss Indoors and Vienna Open in the UK and Ireland. As always, new members can sign up for £ 7.99 per month and are eligible for a 30-day free trial.

Tennis Channel broadcasts all ATP tournaments in the United States with a TSN covering Canada and ESPN the reference channel in Latin America. beIN Sports broadcasts events in Australia, the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia.

Other broadcasters include Eurosport (France and many other European countries), Sportcast (Italy), Sky Deutschland (Germany), Telefonica (Spain) and WOWOW (Japan).

The article Andy Murray vs Roman Safiullin, Cam Norrie vs Pedro Cachin: Start Times and TV and Streaming Information first appeared on Tennis365.com.

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