Announcing the end of his 2022 season, Dominic Thiem announced that he will play the Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia and the World Tennis League in Dubai to prepare for next year. «Hello everyone. After the loss at home this week, the official ATP season is over for me.
The last two years have been difficult, but I am very happy and grateful that it is going in the right direction. Without all of your support during this time, my comeback would not be possible,» Thiem wrote on Twitter.
«Also, I want to thank all my partners who support me through good and bad times. Now is the time to rest and prepare for the 2023 season. In preparation for next year, I will be playing the Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia and the World Tennis League in Dubai.
I’m looking forward to it and hope to see a lot of fans there.»
I’m looking forward to it and hope to see a lot of fans there.
Djokovic and Swiatek will play in the World Tennis League
Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and Nick Kyrgios are just a few of the big names set to compete in a new tennis event in Dubai between December 19-24, 2022.
In addition to Thiem, Djokovic, Swiatek and Kyrgios, other players have also confirmed their participation. Among them are Simona Halep, Elena Rybakina and Alexander Zverev. «This new event is exciting, there is no doubt about it,» Djokovic said in a WTL statement.
«I love playing in Dubai, I’ve had a lot of success there over the years and I really enjoy the fans. This is something different and it will be great to be a part of it.» Iga Swiatek also spoke about the event: «I like it better when tennis connects people and when it is real entertainment.
When combined with great entertainment and music, it’s even better, which is why I’m excited to join the World Tennis League this year. I am happy that, together with other top players, we are introducing tennis as something fun for new audiences. I can not wait!»