Dominic Thiem to Train Alongside Alexander Zverev Ahead of ATP Cup and Australian Open 2021

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January 6, 2021 7:30 pm

World No. 3 Dominic Thiem is going to be one of the most-watched players for the 2021 season. His development over the past 12-18 months has been tremendous. The Austrian international won the 2020 US Open last season, which also served as the first breakthrough for a next-generation player to win a slam. 

The year 2020 was surely disastrous for the majority of the world. However, for Dominic, it was his most successful one. At the beginning of last season, he had come close to winning the final at the Australian Open. He was locked in a fierce battle against Novak Djokovic, who eventually won the match, having experience on his side. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Dominic Thiem of Austria shakes hands with Alexander Zverev of Germany after winning their Men’s Singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev to Begin Training Soon

As we’re close to approaching the first Major of the new season, players are in an unfamiliar situation as compared to previous years. New protocols mean players will have to undergo a quarantine period, following the regular protocols of the governing bodies.

Thiem plans to begin practicing with fellow Austrian, Dennis Novak and then intends to step up his preparations by hitting with Russia’s Andrey Rublev and Germany’s Alexander Zverev

There’s responsibility riding on the shoulders of the new lot of players. They did impress in the last season with their performances. Zverev played in a Grand Slam final for the first time while Rublev won five titles along with reaching the quarterfinals at two Grand Slams. He also qualified for the season-ending ATP Finals

During the last event on the men’s tour at the ATP finals in London, Dominic Thiem, and Daniil Medvedev were the most fascinating players. over the course of the tournament, both players beat the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Those wins certainly boosted the young players’ confidence.

The 2021 season is surely going to be exciting as the new names have established themselves.

Also Read: Sofia Kenin Reveals Novak Djokovic Gave Her Special Advice Before Australian Open 2020 Finals

Rohan Kollare

Rohan Kollare is a tennis author at EssentiallySports and is based in Mumbai. Prior to this, he has studied Business Management before which he worked at Disney Hotstar in content operations. During his early years, Rohan used to play tennis at the state and district levels. He idolizes Roger Federer.

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