Thiem Sticks With Dirt In Kitzbuhel, The Last Clay Event Of Season
by Staff | July 28th, 2019, 11:15 pm

What’s Dominic Thiem doing a month away from the US Open? He’s still playing on the clay courts. The French Open finalist just made a quarters last week in Hamburg and will now attending the Kitzbuhel event this week in his home event in Austria.

Thiem has never won the Kitzbuhel title but he did make the finals in 2014 losing to David Goffin. Last year, he lost his opener to Martin Klizan then fell in his first match in Canada to Stefanos Tsitsipas before reaching the quarterfinals at the US Open where he lost a thriller to Rafael Nadal.

At least Thiem doesn’t have any points to defend until New York.

Interestingly, Thiem’s younger brother, Moritz, will play with Dominic’s coach Nicolas Massu in the doubles!

Two-time champion Philipp Kohlschreiber and former Top 10 Fernando Verdasco are also in the field. Kohlschreiber will meet Richard Gasquet in his opener.

Projected quarterfinals: Thiem-Mayer, Verdasco-Sonego, Carreno Busta-Cuevas, Fucsovics-Lajovic.

Kitzbuhel is the last clay event on the ATP calendar until next February!

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2 Comments for Thiem Sticks With Dirt In Kitzbuhel, The Last Clay Event Of Season

SG1 Says:

Can’t really blame the guy for wanting to play at his home tournament on his best surface.

RZ Says:

I agree SG1. A lot of players get flak for playing tournaments that come up right before slams or on a surface that isn’t part of the main swing of the tour, but they want to play at home when they have the chance.

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