The ATP Cup 2021 is one of the most anticipated tournaments in build-up to the Australian Open 2021. This will be the second edition of the ATP Cup, which is team-event competition. The tournament is scheduled to be held from February 1-5, just before the Australian Open gets underway from February 8. World number three, Dominic Thiem will spearhead Austria’s charge at the ATP Cup.
The US Open 2020 winner and his Austrian side will be led by Thiem’s father, Wolfgang Thiem. Thiem’s father has been an integral part of his success and has provided him with massive support over the years.
The tournament will take place at the Melbourne Park and instead of 24 teams, only 12 teams will compete this year. Dominic Thiem, Dennis Novak, and Philipp Oswald are the ones who are most likely to represent Austria.
A poor performance by Austria and Thiem at the ATP Cup 2021
Team Austria had a poor performance at the ATP Cup 2020, losing two of their three group stage matches. As a result, they failed to qualify for the quarterfinals. The winners of the first edition of the ATP Cup were Serbia after splendid performances from Novak Djokovic and Co.
Dominic Thiem had a poor outing at the ATP Cup 2020. Just like his team, he lost two of his three matches. He lost his first match against Croatian, Borna Coric. The Austrian came back strongly in his second match, defeating Diego Schwartzman. However, in a do-or-die encounter against the Pole, Hubert Hurkacz, he lost out in a close encounter, thus ending Austria’s chances of qualifying for the quarterfinals.