All You Need To Know About Dominic Thiem’s Tennis Tournament

Published 04/18/2021, 6:16 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his first round match against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin REUTERS/Kelly Defina


In recent years, rising tennis star Dominic Thiem has emerged as a real force in the men’s game. Amongst the new set of players, he has displayed growth with each season passing by and even won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open last season.

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The Austrian ace has teamed up with Red Bull and created the ‘Red Bull Thiem, Set, Match’. It is an exhibition event for men and women to showcase their talent in tennis. In 2020, the event hosted its inaugural edition and was played across six different venues in Austria.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – MARCH 16: Dominic Thiem of Austria looks on during his singles match against Lloyd Harris of South Africa during Day Ten of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on March 16, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Dominic Thiem’s event has an interesting set of rules

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The rules are different from the normal game. Matches are played in short sets, which consist of four games and a tie-break at 3-3. Players playing an attacking game, hitting winners are rewarded with double points. The winners of the event will get a chance to practice with the Austrian star himself.

The whole concept of the event is to combine fun and seriousness. To promote youngsters into the game is the primary objective. It is an innovative idea and something different from what has been conducted over the years. In its first edition last year, over 400 men and women enrolled themselves to compete against each other.

Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the championship trophy after winning in a tie-breaker during his Men’s Singles final match against Alexander Zverev of Germany on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Dominic Thiem has not had the best start to his 2021 season

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Reflecting on Dominic’s current season, he has got off to a troublesome start. His journey at the Australian Open ended in the fourth round, after which he played poorly at the tournament in Doha and Dubai. He took a break from the Tour to regroup and come with a better outlook for the remainder of the season. 

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Due to his recent decision, he has missed ATP Masters 1000 events in Miami and Monte Carlo. He is expected to compete at the ATP Serbia Open in Belgrade and will follow it up with participation at the Rome Masters and then the French Open. Thiem is a two-time finalist at Roland Garros and will be looking to go that one step further this time around. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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