Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Right-handed, one-handed backhand
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MEET DOMINIC THIEM
Dominic Thiem is one of the most feared players on tour. Since exploding onto the scene in 2015, the Austrian player has simply not stopped winning and he already boasts 8 trophies in his cabinet. Although his record demonstrates that clay is clearly his favourite surface, the current world number 5 has already lifted titles on both hard court (Acapulco) and grass (Stuttgart). A forehand laced with spin, tremendous consistency and his winning mentality earned him an extraordinary 2017 with outstanding results, making him one of the men to fear in 2018.
‘As the Tie Break Tens Vienna Champion (2016) I am looking forward to playing the tournament for a second time in Melbourne and having the opportunity for another shot at the title! The format is fast, and you have to be quick off the mark. I know from experience, there is no time to settle in, so I hope the rest of the field is ready! The Margaret Court Arena is spectacular and the field of players is amazing: so, I am sure the fans will be treated to an exciting evening of tennis. I hope they come to cheer us on and have a great time!’
TIE BREAK STRENGTHS
Physical strength is one of his virtues. Few players have played more matches than Thiem in recent years. His stamina on court makes him impassable, he defences are impossible to break down.
His tremendous explosiveness, an ability to serve under the utmost pressure, and the potential to catch the opponent off-guard by spinning his forehand and his delightful one-handed backhand make the Austrian one of the most complete players on tour.
Thiem is already familiar with the Tie Break Tens format. He took the spoils when the tournament was played in Vienna and that experience could prove an advantage when competing in Melbourne. Will he win his second Tie Break Tens in the Margaret Court Arena?