Rising Star Kicks off Heineken Open Night Session
One of the tournament’s rising stars, Austria’s Dominic Thiem, kicks off the night session against Germany’s Jan-LennardStruff.
Thiem had a breakthrough year in 2014, rising 100 spots in the rankings to 37 in the world – the youngest player ranked inside the world’s Top 50. The six-foot Austrian made it through to the third round of the Australian Open, splitting sets with Andy Murray in the second round.
He beat world number 3 Stanislas Warwrinka in the third round of Madrid – making him the youngest player to record a Top 3 scalp since Juan Martin Del Potro in 2009.
His opponent, Jan-Lennard Struff is ranked at world number 58, and known for his strong backhand.