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Dominic Thiem to Star at a Tennis Tournament Behind Closed Doors

Dominic Thiem to Star at a Tennis Tournament Behind Closed Doors

World No.3 Dominic Thiem will soon become the first prominent player to resume competitive tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Austrian will compete at the Generali Austrian Pro Series organized by tennisnet.com. Sixteen men and eight women will compete for a prize money pool of 151,750 euros. The men’s tournament will start from May 25 and the women’s event will commence on June 10.

Dominic Thiem

The event will take in the federal performance center in Sudstadt. All the matches will be held behind closed doors without any ball boys or line judges. Only the chair umpire and players competing will be present on the court. Fans can watch the matches on ServusTV, which will broadcast Thiem’s matches live.

Dominic Thiem will play for four consecutive days

The format of the matches will be best of three sets with regular tiebreak sets. Sixteen male players are divided into four groups of four players each. The top twelve players will progress in the next round and continue the tournament in four groups of three. The top eight players will qualify for the final tournament which will have a similar format of the ATP Finals.

Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem will start against World No. 479 David Pichler. Thiem is certainly the favorite in the tournament. However, it will be interesting to see how the World No.3 performs after a 2-month  hiatus.

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Schedule

Monday May 25th Groups A and B
12pm 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
10pm Lenny Hampel – Marko Andrejic
12pm Jürgen Melzer – Jurij Rodionov
4pm Dominic Thiem – Lucas Miedler
6pm David Pichler – Sandro Kopp
Wednesday May 27th Groups A and B
10pm Jurij Rodionov – Lenny Hampel
12pm Jürgen Melzer – Marko Andrejic
4pm Dominic Thiem – Sandro Kopp
6pm Lucas Miedler – David Pichler
Thursday May 28th Groups A and B
10pm Game for 7th place
12pm Game for 5th place
4pm Game for 1st place
6pm 3rd place match

The matches of Groups C (Dennis Novak, Sam Weissborn, Alex Erler, Lukas Neumayer) and Group D (Sebastian Ofner, Phillip Oswald, Max Neuchrist, Moritz Thiem) will start on May 29.

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