First RefereeJoaquín VENTURA SOBREDOESPSecond RefereeThomas MOSERAUT
Fans and players will find this year’s tournament at the Austrian capital different from previous seasons, especially those set to attend matches or play at the Red Bull Beach Arena. The event’s main court has moved from its traditional location at the Danube Island, where only the A1 5G Side Courts are placed this year, to the heart of the Austrian capital at the Heumarkt. The stadium has also a completely different layout, developed to ensure the safety and security of all fans, with its 2,500 seats split over three levels. The new format, Austrian legend Clemens Doppler says, will make of the venue a really special place to play at. The stadium was built in a 6,000m² area and it took nearly two months to put its 460-ton structure in place. Additionally, 600 tons of sand, the equivalent to 30 fully-loaded trucks, were used for the court. The impressive structure required 1,300 steel poles to be placed underground the stadium in order to support all its weight. Capacity: 2500
How To Attend
Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Vienna, Vienna, Capacity: 2500
We recommend travelling by public transport. Thanks to the metro line U4 (green line), the event location is perfectly connected and can be reached easily. Get off at station Stadtpark and use the exit “Johannesgasse” for the fastest route. Once you leave the station, cross the street and follow Lothringer Straße to get directly to the Beach Arena. If you are planning to arrive by tram, take line 2 and get off at Schwarzenbergplatz. Follow Pestalozzigasse, which leads you past the Brazilian embassy right to Lothringer Straße. Turn left here and you can already see our location. When arriving by bus, we recommend to take bus line 4A and get off at Akademietheater and follow Lothringer Straße in direction of the city center. Figure out your easiest route by using the WienMobil App!
Kantor/Losiak v Boermans/de Groot
Stefan Boermans and Yorick de Groot wanted to make the most of their appearance at the A1 CEV EuroBeachVolley Vienna 2021 presented by Swatch, their first at the continental tournament, and the Dutch have accomplished their mission so far as they made it to the gold medal match in the Austrian capital on Sunday.
The winner of last month’s World Tour event in Gstaad had an eventful match with Polish Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak, which included the 26-year-old Boermans sustaining an injury on his right knee during the second set, but came out on top, with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-10) victory in the semifinals.
“We played three against two today, thank you guys,” Boermans said to the fans after the match. “We had a good game plan and that helped us win the first set even though we were a few points behind for some time. I was a little scared with the injury because it hurt so much, but my partner helped me out, he was amazing with his defense and his attack.”
The last team standing on the way of the Dutch in Vienna is the one of Olympic champions Anders Mol and Christian Sørum of Norway, who qualified to the gold medal match earlier.
“They’re the best team in the world and I’m really looking forward to play them”, de Groot added. “If we can keep playing at this level, I’m sure it will be a good match. We’ll make it a good fight.”
The gold medal match of the 2021 EuroBeachVolley is set to start at 17.45 CEST at the Red Bull Beach Arena. Earlier, at 16.30, Kantor and Losiak will play for bronze against Dutch Aleaxander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of Kantor/Losiak compared to Boermans/de Groot.
Kantor/Losiak number of service aces compared to Boermans/de Groot
Errors leading to points of Kantor/Losiak, next to those from Boermans/de Groot