Austria’s tennis star Dominic Thiem should be able to return to the top 100 in the world rankings this year. He had given a “match ball” to the pitch last week in Antwerp against the American Sebastian Korda and on Thursday in Vienna against the Russian Daniil Medvedev, but he will soon receive an additional 31 points from the ATP. According to ATP information, Thiem will end the year with 561 points.
This would put the 29-year-old in 96th place in the current race, even if he is still listed as number 108 in the live ranking. The reason for the retrospective credits is a rule according to which players who compete with a “protected ranking” after an injury can later replace a zero rating in a tournament that would otherwise necessarily remain in their personal point balance with a different result. At Thiem, this primarily affected Indian Wells (20 points) and now with Miami (11) another Masters 1000 event – played parallel to his comeback event in Marbella. Thiem has his season after his 3: 6, 3: 6 -Loss to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the round of 16 of the Erste Bank Open and after a 10-14 day vacation will start preparations for next season.