Dominic Thiem just keeps on playing. The Austrian has been the stand out rising star on the tour this year and before October has featured in 100 matches this season as he aims for a place at the World Tour Finals in London in November but should he slow down?
Thiem is playing in Chengdu tournament this week which is set to be his 23rd tournament of the year and there is still many more big tournaments to follow.
As a top 10 player there is a demand but you have to pick your tournaments wisely. Is it worth playing in Chengdu next week?
If he does you’d then expect him then to play one of the ATP 500 events in either Tokyo or Japan, followed by Shanghai Masters the week after and then he’d definitely play in Vienna followed by Swiss indoors the following week and the Paris Masters before potentially heading to London!
That will be 5 tournaments in 6 weeks before London begins and you don’t want to burnt out going into the World Tour Finals.
We have seen it in the past, players do everything they can to get there and then are tired. There are big points to play for over the next month or so with two Masters events and a few ATP 500 tournaments as well but despite points on offer being high you have to be careful.