Dominic Thiem will play two events over those two weeks. The Austrian player is competing in the Davis Cup tie for Austria against Finland and then next week he will be in the Team Europe with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The 26-year-old said: "We have a great team, I get along well with each one and it's a different week because you play for other people and not yourself. That's why Davis Cup, Laver Cup, ATP Cup are something new, an amazing thing."
On possibly playing the ATP Finals in London, Thiem added: "I do not think i will not earn any point until Paris Bercy so I am in a good position and hopefully I will be there." "Finland seems really good, because I have never been there, it's really a good country, Helsinki is a nice city", added Thiem.
"On Tuesday I had a good training session, which definitely helped, because I trained a lot and now I should be ready. I have not played for a long time, just some points yesterday and today but I feel well, which is the most important thing."
On his next opponent Niklas-Salminen, world No. 551, Thiem said: "He is lefty and on fast courts a set can be close. I am the favorite, that's clear, but when you play for your country it's never easy."