Dominic Thiem Brushes-Off Novak Djokovic’s New Players Association


Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem is probably playing his near-best tennis in the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals 2020. The Austrian tennis star literally outplayed second seed, Rafael Nadal in their round-robin match.

However, off the court, there has been a lot of negative developments regarding Novak Djokovic and his Professional Tennis Players Association(PTPA).

Novak Djokovic

The Austrian who reached the sem-finals at London has brushed-off Djokovic’s idea of a new players’ association.

The 27-year-old was of the view that he was liking how the governing body for men’s tennis was functioning. He also added that he did not see any specific reason to be part of a new association.

“I don’t feel ready now. I like what the ATP is doing. Generally, they are doing a great job. I don’t see a reason to join another association. But everybody can, of course, do what he wants, Thiem expressed.

Dominic Thiem

Thiem, however, has not totally ruled out the idea. He mentioned that he will reconsider his decision in the coming two or three years.

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Dominic Thiem And His Form In The Nitto ATP Finals 2020

Dominic Thiem started off his campaign in supreme fashion by defeating the defending champion, Stefanos Tsitsipas.

He was then faced with the irresistible force of Rafael Nadal. A match that lasted almost two and a half hours saw the Austrian emerge victorious with 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-4).

Dominic Thiem

The current World No. 3 would, however, rue the fact that he could not complete a hat-trick of victories in his round-robin fixture.

Andrey Rublev, who put on a clinic of forehand play was just too good on the day for Thiem.

The Austrian tennis star admitted that it was difficult for him to maintain a high-intensity after the lengthy and equally sapping first two matches.

Dominic Thiem would want to make sure there are no let-ups in the all-important semi-final match. He is slated to play the winner of either Novak Djokovic or Alexander Zverev.

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