World No. 13 Kei Nishikori and rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime have committed to play the Erste Bank Open in Vienna next year, per Michal Samulski. Nishikori, who turned 30 years on Sunday, will be making his second appearance on the indoor-hard courts of Vienna in 2020.
The Japanese fell just short of having a dream Vienna debut in 2018 as he ended runner-up in the final to Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Nishikori, a 12-time ATP champion, wanted to return to the Erste Bank Open this year but an elbow injury forced him to withdraw from the 2019 Vienna edition.
Nishikori won't be the only player making his second Vienna appearance next year as 19-year-old Auger-Aliassime also debuted at the tournament in 2018 but skipped this year's edition. World No. 21 Auger-Aliassime didn't enjoy a good Vienna debut as he was beaten in the first round by Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.
Auger-Aliassime, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 17 this year, will certainly be aiming to perform much better in his second Vienna appearance between October 26 - November 01.