Dominic Thiem is the best on clay after Rafael Nadal, says Jaite

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Dominic Thiem is the best on clay after Rafael Nadal, says Jaite

The Buenos Aires's Argentina Open Tournament Director Martin Jaite announced Dominic Thiem will play this event in February. Jaite said: "For us it's a proudness and a happiness to count on Dominic Thiem in the Argentina Open.

He is one of the top players on Tour and on clay I have no doubts that he is the best behind Rafa Nadal. People identified a lot with him over those years, and we believe that counting on him in the 20th edition will be very good."

Borna Coric will play the Rio Open. The Croatian player said: "It will be very special. I already played the Davis Cup and Olympic Games in Brazil and I wanted to be back. It will be good to perform on clay against players who are used to play the South American swing.

I am looking forward to face this challenge." The Tournament Director Luis Carvalho said: "It's always good to have new players in the event and this year we will have Coric, a player who is gaining room on the Tour and who is a warrior on court.

It's a great chance for the fans to see a player of the new generation." Ugo Humbert recalled the three matches he played at Wimbledon earlier this year against Gael Monfils, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Novak Djokovic.

The Frenchman said: “It was a great experience. I played three times on Court 1. It was just unbelievable. There were a lot of people. I’m very happy to see the public and get to entertain the crowd”.