Dominic Thiem signs up for Ultimate Tennis Showdown

World quantity three Dominic Thiem will full the sector contained contained contained in the Remaining Tennis Showdown (UTS), a 10-man league carried out over 5 weekends at an academy in Good run by the coach of Serena Williams.

The opponents drawn up by Patrick Mouratoglou begins this weekend nonetheless three-time Grand Slam finalist Thiem will miss the beginning, having already dedicated to a match hosted by Novak Djokovic in Belgrade.

Organisers talked about Thiem would play his first UTS match on 20 June, with Frenchman Elliot Benchetrit, ranked 208th, stepping in for the Austrian for the primary two rounds.

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime has been dominated out after injuring his acceptable ankle Tuesday in instructing. He’ll doable be modified by veteran Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.

US Open semi-finalist Matteo Berrettini will various out David Goffin in Saturday’s opening spherical of matches, with sixth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas opposing Richard Gasquet.

Australian teen Alexei Popyrin, Benoit Paire, Dustin Brown and Lucas Pouille are furthermore collaborating.

The six best-placed avid players after a round-robin format will advance to a knockout, with probably among the finest two qualifying straight for the semi-finals. All matches will doable be held behind closed doorways on account of coronavirus pandemic.

Mouratoglou is aiming to draw a youthful viewers with an modern opponents which may permit viewers to take heed to conversations between avid players and coaches whereas encouraging an extra relaxed on-court setting.

The quantity of prize cash on current has nonetheless to be revealed.

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