Dominic Thiem signs up to play Beijing for first time since 2016


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Dominic Thiem signs up to play Beijing for first time since 2016

Per Michal Samulski, Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem has signed up to play at the China Open in Beijing this year as he will be making a career third appearance at the tournament and the first one since 2016. The 25-year-old debuted at the Beijing event in 2015 and then returned to the event the following year to make back-to-back appearances but didn't impress, having picked up back first round losses at the tournament.

A year later, world No. 4 Thiem signed up to play the Japan Open in Tokyo -- which is held simultaneously in the same week as Beijing -- but that experiment didn't go well as the Austrian picked up a first round loss at the hands of Steve Johnson at the Japanese ATP 500 event.

Last year, 13-time ATP champion Thiem opted not to play in that week -- but now a year later -- he is set to make his return as he will be hoping to finally put on a good week in Beijing. The China Open has been scheduled to be held from September 30 - October 06 -- the week before the Shanghai Masters.