The US Open champion Dominic Thiem will finish the season inside the top-3 for the first time in a career. The 27-year-old Austrian reached the Australian Open final at the beginning of the season, opening two sets to one lead against Novak Djokovic before losing in five sets.
Dominic fixed that at the US Open, prevailing over Alexander Zverev from two sets to love down in a thrilling final to become a Major champion and add his name to the record books. After more than five hours, Diego Schwartzman ousted Thiem in an epic Roland Garros quarter-final, preventing the Austrian from chasing another Major title.
Dominic finished the season at the ATP Finals, beating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in tight encounters to reach the final and taking the opening set against Daniil Medvedev. Still, the Russian found a way to turn the tables and prevail 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, leaving Thiem empty-handed in the last encounter of the season.
The new one should start in Australia in January if everything goes right, and Thiemn should be among the candidates for the ATP throne with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev. Dominic Thiem will compete alongside Roger Federer at the fourth edition of the Laver Cup in Boston, becoming the second player confirmed for the notable team event.
The fourth edition of the Laver Cup should have gathered the world's leading players in Boston this September, with Team Europe seeking the fourth title under the guidance of the founder Roger Federer.
Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem are confirmed for 2021 Laver Cup.
Due to a coronavirus, the event had to move to 2021, with the organizers scheduling the next event at TD Garden between September 24-26.
Thiem will compete at the Laver Cup for the first time outside Europe, defending the Blue team colors in 2017 and 2019. In Prague, Thiem prevailed over John Isner in a thriller, returning two years later in Geneva and overpowering Denis Shapovalov before losing to Taylor Fritz.
Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem are the first confirmed players for the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, with more leading tennis stars set to join in the upcoming months. "The Laver Cup is a fantastic event, and I'm excited to be a part of Team Europe for the Boston edition.
I've been lucky enough to be on the winning side at two of the three Laver Cups so far, in Prague and Geneva, and it's a unique event, like no other on tour. I'm looking forward to helping Team Europe capture a fourth title," Dominic Thiem said.
"We're thrilled that Dominic has committed to join Team Europe in 2021. Next year's competition at TD Garden in one of the world's greatest sports cities will be incredible for players and fans alike, and we cannot wait," Laver Cup CEO Steve Zacks said.