Hyderabad: World No.3 tennis player Dominic Thiem followed the footsteps of fellow tennis player Novak Djokovic as he is set to conduct a tennis tournament in Kitzbuehel from July 7 to 11.
Thiem will be joined by Frenchman Gael Monfils in the clay-court event, which will see limited audience. Austrian star Thiem is also set to play in a Berlin tournament, starting on July 13, featuring Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios.
Organisers for the “Thiem’s Seven” event say there will be a total of 300,000 euros ($333,000) in prize money on offer, with the tournament to be staged in a round-robin format similar to the ATP Finals.
“”From Tuesday (July 7) we are planning a day and a night session every day,” said tournament director Florian Zinnagl. “In front of a limited audience and, of course, strictly in accordance with the regulations of the Austrian federal government.”” The matches will be televised live. The other six players to be invited are yet to be announced. “The goal is to offer players matches under competitive conditions that are harder to replicate in training,” said Thiem’s father Wolfgang, who is helping organise the tournament.