KITZBÜHEL, August 7, 2018
The 74th edition of the Generali Open Kitzbühel broke records: For the first time in the new era, the 50,000 mark was cracked by the spectators. Despite record temperatures, Centre Court was sold out four times in a row, the atmosphere one of the best on the tour.
“Finally we have been able to crack the 50,000 mark. Wednesday was total madness. We’ve never had as many people as we’ve had that day,” said tournament director Alexander Antonitsch.
From a sporting point of view, the incredible story of the week was written by Martin Klizan, who dominated the tournament: The experienced Slovakian almost fell in the opening round of the qualifying but celebrated his first tournament victory in two years in the end.
Tournament Facts & Figures
More than 50,000 spectators – record attendance since the ATP return in 2011
· In comparison 2016: 48,900
· In comparison 2017: 47,000
· 2018: Sold out since Wednesday (four times in a row)
· Hottest tournament for many years: average temperature: 31 degrees in the shade, only one day in the entire tournament week under 30 degrees
· Capacity Center Court: 5800
· Accredited: 1400
· Appointment 2019: 27th of July to 3rd of August