Great news from the Austrian side as Dominic Thiem has agreed to play a tournament in May. The world no.3 will compete at the Generali Austrian Pro Series that will be held in the federal performance center in Südstadt from May the 25th.
The tournament is played by 16 men and 8 women and the overall prize money is 151,750 euros.
On the men’s side, the 16 players will be divided into 4 groups of 4 players as follows:
Group A: Dominic Thiem, Lucas Miedler, David Pichler, Sandro Kopp
Group B: Jurij Rodionov, Jürgen Melzer, Lenny Hampel, Marko Andrejic
Group C: Dennis Novak, Sam Weissborn, Alex Erler, Lukas Neumayer
Group D: Sebastian Ofner, Phillip Oswald, Max Neuchrist, Moritz Thiem
The top 12 players will progress to the next stage of 4 groups of 3 players. Finally, the top 8 players will clash using the same format as the ATP Finals (yes… the format is quite complicated).
On the women side we have the following 2 groups:
Group A: Barbara Haas, Tamira Paszek, Mira Antonitsch, Irina Dshandshgava
Group B: Julia Grabher, Melanie Klaffner, Sinja Kraus, Elena Karner
The format is not clear, but it should be the same as the WTA Finals.
these are the schedules:
|Monday May 25th||Groups A and B|
|12 o’clock||Dominic Thiem – David Pichler|
|2pm||Jürgen Melzer – Lenny Hampel|
|4pm||Jurij Rodionov – Marko Andrejic|
|6pm||Lucas Miedler – Sandro Kopp|
|Tuesday May 26th||Groups A and B|
|10 O `clock||Lenny Hampel – Marko Andrejic|
|noon||Jürgen Melzer – Jurij Rodionov|
|4pm||Dominic Thiem – Lucas Miedler|
|6pm||David Pichler – Sandro Kopp|
|Wednesday May 27th||Groups A and B|
|10 O `clock||Jurij Rodionov – Lenny Hampel|
|noon||Jürgen Melzer – Marko Andrejic|
|4pm||Dominic Thiem – Sandro Kopp|
|6pm||Lucas Miedler – David Pichler|
|Thursday May 28th||Groups A and B|
|10 O `clock||Game for 7th place|
|noon||Game for 5th place|
|4pm||Game for 1st place|
|6pm||3rd place match|
Where it will be broadcasted
The tournament will be broadcasted on TV or via live stream (at tennisnet.com , laola1 or on Facebook). Dominic Thiem’s matches will be broadcasted by ServusTV.
Dominic Thiem’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.3 (career-high), Dominic played his last match on the 22nd of February when he lost to Gianluca Mager 7-64 7-5 in the quarter in Rio De Janeiro.
Dominic Thiem’s most significant performance of the year was reaching the final at the Australian Open.
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