Dominic Thiem is a big football fan, and he doesn't play only tennis in terms of sports. Just After defeating Pablo Carreno Busta at the ATP Finals, the World No. 4 wrote a message on a camera, ‘FC Fantazisti vs. 1.TFC', which is a football match he will take part to on November 25. 'It’s not a charity match. We played one match after the US Open where we played in Austria', Thiem revealed. 'I have a football team at home with Austrian tennis players, and they did the same in Slovenia. From time to time we do some international friendly games. I wanted to promote it a little bit.'
The British player Aljaz Bedene will be involved into the match as well. 'I am very excited to meet again with the Austrians. We lost the first match to the guests on penalties, so that there was a bit of bitter tune. We want to win and prove that we are better', Bedene told Zurnal 24.
Who knows if Thiem will keep playing football when he gets older. Roger Federer stopped playing sports in 2008, Rafael Nadal only plays football sometimes during the off-season because of his knee issues.