After his excellent performance in the Australian Open of 2020 where he beat Djokovic in the Grand Slam, D. Thiem is heading all the way to the top. He even claims the title of third-ranked R. Federer, threatening the position of the holder of 20 Grand Slam and 6 ATP titles. To achieve this, he will need to score 85 more points and to reach at least the quarter-finals of the next Open in Rio.
The 26-year-old Thiem is now in the limelight and preparing to reach his expectations or even win the title at the Rio Open that started on 15/2 in Brazil. Thiem competes with Brazilian strong player Felipe Meligeni Rodriguez (n.170). So Thiem reaches the first place of the board and he intends to stay there! Second on the board is Lajovic and n. 3 Garin.
It should be reminded that Thiem did not drop a set en route to the title that gained finally Carreno Busta at the 2017 ATP Tour 250, while he was defeated by final champion Laslo Djere last year. But this year’s ATP draw enables him to be optimistic about his performance of this year.