Latest 12 Jan 2015

Rising Star Kicks off Heineken Open Night Session

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.

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