Dominic Thiem’s strategy was clear on Tuesday at the Nitto ATP Finals: attack Rafael Nadal’s backhand at all costs. By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Nov. 21, 2020 Thiem ended Djokovic’s bid for a record-tying sixth ATP Finals trophy, while Medvedev prevented Nadal from continuing to pursue the most significant title the 20-time major champ hasn’t won. Nadal had earlier withdrawn from the US Open given the pandemic situation in the US. Rafael Nadal points out why Dominic Thiem deserved the US open 2020 title Nadal also appreciated Alexander Zverev for reaching the finals. Rafael Nadal in action at the ATP Finals 2020. Thiem … But after so many years of hard work, Dominic deserves it.”. But as the Austrian walked past Nadal, the 33-year-old gleefully mentioned that he didn’t have to practice. Nadal has been practicing on the clay since the lockdowns were lifted. Thiem ended Djokovic’s bid for a record-tying sixth ATP Finals trophy, while Medvedev prevented Nadal from continuing to pursue the most significant title the 20-time major champ hasn’t won. Nadal also appreciated Alexander Zverev for reaching the finals. A continuation of form could see him rise into the all-time top 10, being only $124,000 behind Marin Cilic at present. Salisbury and Ram into semi-finals Murray & Soares reunite for 2021 season So without further ado, here are the top 10 earners from the 2020 season. The top 10 is kicked off with a surprise entry due to the fact that his 2020 has yielded very mixed performances. After her miraculous French Open victory, she earned close to two million dollars ($1,768,468 to be precise) equating to 77% of the grand total earnings in her short-lived career thus far. LONDON: Dominic Thiem mastered the tiebreakers again to get the better of Rafael Nadal, and defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas also won on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) on Day 3 of the ATP Finals. (it's free) #nadal #thiem #tennis The Japanese star Naomi Osaka comes in at number six thanks to her monstrous cheque of $3,000,000 from a victorious US Open campaign. The gap to Thiem could’ve been even bigger if it wasn’t for the unfortunate and bizarre US Open disqualification after he mistakenly hit a line-judge with a ball. The current top dog in men’s tennis holds the record for most money earned by a tennis player ($145.6 million). The $3,000,000 earned from his memorable US Open victory, overturning a two-set deficit against Zverev to claim his first ever major title, equates to just under half of his 2020 earnings. Don’t be surprised if Tuesday’s winner is determined by more tie-breaks. So without further ado, here are the top 10 earners from the 2020 season. However, as impressive as the Russian has been, it is worth noting that only three of his wins this season have come against players currently ranked inside the top ten and the Russian admitted after his opening-day defeat to Rafael Nadal that he was nervous. Thiem will be one of the few in prime position to challenge Rafa Nadal for the French Open. Likewise, Thiem entered the practice court for his slot when Rafa Nadal was training fiercely. Deviating from that tactic in the key moments, however, made the difference in his 7-6 (7), 7-6(4) victory at The O2 in London. He will fly straight to Paris to play in the French Open. Tuesday in London, in a match of extremely high quality, Thiem defeated Nadal, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4). ... 2020 timer 3 min. However, an even bigger surprise is that he’s won more matches than Medvedev, Zverev and even the great Rafa Nadal through the course of the year. 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Read More: “Little Bit Worse”: Rafael Nadal Opens up on Match Fitness Ahead of Italian Open 2020, Dominic Thiem Calls Roger Federer a ‘Superstar’ as He Turns Back Time. Titles won: 5Win-loss: 41-10Biggest payout: US Open ($425,000), Despite winning the most ATP titles this year, Rublev only just manages to make it into the top 10. Despite competing in a lowly seven tournaments this year, the world No.2 and King of Clay Rafa Nadal still performed as expected, picking up the Roland Garros title for an unprecedented 13th time. Rafa Nadal traditionally struggles in this tournament and Dominic Thiem is a player who could beat him. All Rights Reserved. The biggest sum of his earnings was €425,250 from reaching the French Open’s last eight. The pandemic also meant the 2020 tennis season had to change, but many still pocketed a handsome amount, with UbiTennis ranking the top 10 earners of the year. World number two Nadal served for the match at 5-4 in the second set but Russia’s Medvedev hit back brilliantly to win … Editor's Note: Dominic Thiem was declared winner of Group London 2020 later in the evening due to Stefanos Tsitsipas' victory over Andrey Rublev. In fact, I have Thiem as one of the likely winners of the ATP Tour Finals 2020. After six years we have got a new Grand Slam champion, Dominic Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev in the US Open 2020 final. After historic 2020, Nadal hoping to chase even more records in 2021. But as far as 2020 goes, the Nadal aura at crunch-time means little to Dominic Thiem. Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal have won their opening group matches at the ATP Finals in London. Lack of events, less or even no crowds, wage and prize money cuts all being negatively impacted in what has simply been a year to forget. Rafa said Thiem fully deserved the victory. His two victories at 250 events, and three at 500 events weren’t very significant in his total earnings calculation, with his quarter-finals run at the US Open earning him $425,000, Titles won: 1Win-loss: 14-5 Biggest payout: French Open ($1,768,468). Nadal, seeking the one major pot missing from his vast collection of silverware, must have seen the door creaking open when Thiem produced a staggering fightback to … And Rafa pointed out that Thiem’s journey to the finals was solid when compared to Zverev and so the Austrian deserved it. The German won two titles on home soil in Cologne, but these didn’t add much to his earnings with just below €28,000 earned from these tournaments. Head-to-head: Rublev 2-2 Tsitsipas Andrey Rublev has enjoyed a stellar 2020 season, capturing five titles and racking up 40 wins. And Rafa pointed out that Thiem’s journey to the finals was solid when compared to Zverev and so the Austrian deserved it. This time, in the UK they two tennis fighters and super-perseverant professionals are expected to deliver some groundbreaking tennis after bagging one victory each at the 50th edition of Nitto ATP Finals. In 2020, the two warriors men once during the Aussie Slam wherein the new Grand Slam champion Thiem defeated defending Australian Open finalist Nadal in four onerous sets.. 10) Stefanos Tsitsipas - $2,106,450 (including $13,218 from doubles) Titles won: 1 Dominic Thiem earned a crucial victory at the Nitto ATP Finals on Tuesday, as he overcame Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 7-6(4) at The O2 in London.. Titles won: 1Win-loss: 16-3Biggest payout: US Open ($3,000,000). Rafa Nadal returns to the tour after skipping the US part of the resuming calender. A sensational November, in which he defeated seven top 10 contenders on the way to claiming Paris and ATP titles, saw him rocket up the ranks in terms of both seeding and finances. The US Open ended in a heartbreaking manner for Zverev, his run to the final was a sight to behold, however, he failed to claim the title in an eventual defeat to Dominic Thiem. Titles won: 2Win-loss: 28-11Biggest payout: US Open ($1,500,000). “Happy for Dominic if somebody deserves to win a big title is him. No surprises here, with the supreme Serb Novak Djokovic coming out on top once again following four more title wins at the Australian Open, Dubai Tennis Championships, Cincinnati Masters and Italian Open. “Sorry for Sasha he was close but in some way, I think even if sash played a great final for a moment I think that the road to the final from Dominic a little bit solid so in some way, he deserved the title. The future looks bright for a star prospect of women’s tennis. In a pre-tournament press conference for the Italian Open, Nadal congratulated ‘hard-worker’ Dominic Thiem for his first Grand Slam title. Furthermore, this is the first time for Thiem to make the Top 3 of the final rankings of the year. Thiem … LONDON - Dominic Thiem made sure this year’s ATP Finals didn’t begin the same way last year’s ended. After six years we have got a new Grand Slam champion, “If Rafa’s Ego Were Big He Wouldn’t Listen to Us”: Carlos Moya Calls Rafael Nadal an Impeccable Professional, “Makes a Lot of Matches So Special”: Former Grand Slam Champion Opposes Novak Djokovic Over Best-of-Three Debate, Rafael Nadal Surprisingly Leads Novak Djokovic as the Best Returner of 2020, Roberto Bautista Agut Picks Michael Jordon Alongside Countrymen Rafael Nadal and Sergio Ramos as Top Athletes, “Little Bit Worse”: Rafael Nadal Opens up on Match Fitness Ahead of Italian Open 2020. Thiem, Nadal win opening matches at ATP Finals in London. Djokovic and Nadal fall as Thiem and Medvedev advance to London finale 22 November 2020 - 13:01 By Reuters Dominic Thiem is now a major force on the ATP Finals. US Open champion Thiem had reached the last four by beating Nadal and Tsitsipas to win Group London 2020. Nadal and Thiem have played just one other time on a hard court — in the 2018 US Open quarter-finals —and that match, won by Nadal, featured thrilling tie-breaks in the fourth and fifth sets as well. Titles won: 2 Win-loss: 23-8Biggest Payout: Australian Open ($2,854,381). Rafa Nadal: "Thiem ha hecho cosas increíbles y mi sensación no es negativa" ATP Finals Nitto 2020 El balear, satisfecho de su nivel de tenis Dominic Thiem upsets No. ... On the top line of the draw, and one of three favorites—along with Nadal and Thiem—for the title. The 27-year-old Austrian became the first one born after 1990 to win a Grand Slam title in 16 years after beating Alexander Zverev in the U.S. Open. Titles won: 2 Win-loss: 27-7Biggest payout: French Open ($1,768,468). LONDON— Dominic Thiem mastered the tiebreakers again to get the better of Rafael Nadal, and defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas also won Tuesday on Day 3 of the ATP Finals. The Austrian goes into the French Open as a Grand Slam champ and a two-time defending runner-up after losing consecutive finals to Nadal in 2018 and 2019. Titles won: 4Win-loss record: 41-5Biggest payout: Australian Open ($4,120,000 in Australian dollars). read. © 2020 Sports New Media Limited. After an incredible run of form in the back end of 2020, the Russian Daniil Medvedev starts off the top five. The coronavirus outbreak has caused a severe hit to sporting finances across the globe over the past several months. Dominic Thiem claims stunning win over Rafael Nadal to book semi-final place in ATP Finals Updated / Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 23:40 Dominic Thiem beat Rafael Nadal to reach the last four in London Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were knocked out of the ATP Finals as Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem set up a title decider. (Reuters) London is bidding farewell to the ATP Finals after hosting it since 2009 but Rafa Nadal has unfinished business alongside the River Thames and his opening win over Andrey Rublev on Sunday suggests he is … Osaka, named the highest-earning female athlete by Forbes, was the only entrant to have gained everything in singles competition. Titles won: 1Win-loss: 29-9Biggest payout: US Open ($3,000,000). LONDON — Dominic Thiem mastered the tiebreakers again to get the better of Rafael Nadal, and defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas also won Tuesday on Day 3 of the ATP Finals. In the second match day of the 2020 ATP Tour finals, Dominic Thiem held his nerve to beat Rafael Nadal 7-6, 7-6 in a nail-biting encounter.The Spaniard, who is chasing a … Titles won: 1 Win-loss: 29-14Biggest payout: French Open (€425,250). Despite playing in three tournaments prior, the US Open equates to pretty much all of her yearly earnings. And many including 19-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal congratulated the Austrian for the achievement. Thiem beat the 20-time Grand Slam champion in straight sets and secured his spot in the semifinals when Tsitsipas outlasted tournament newcomer Andrey Rublev in the evening match at an … By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Nov. 15, 2020 By Associated Press , … Super hard worker very focused on his goals, good person….that’s a good human and he deserves it,” Nadal said. The highest doubles earner in the list, Sofia Lenin’s top performances in major tournaments saw her win the Australian Open and also reach the final last month, earning an incredible $3,794,432 from these two runs alone. Thiem also broke the dominance of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer over the Grand Slam titles. Djokovic and Nadal Fall as Thiem and Medvedev Advance to London Finale By Reuters , Wire Service Content Nov. 21, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Nov. 21, 2020, at 1:25 p.m. That’s why the price of +140 for the underdog looks juicy to me and I prefer to back the Austrian. Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem Australian Open 2020 Preview HD If you enjoyed this video Subscribe, like & share! 1 seed Rafael Nadal in four sets 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 in the Australian Open quarterfinals. It'll Be Thiem-Medvedev, Not Djokovic-Nadal, at ATP Finals Dominic Thiem will face Daniil Medvedev in the ATP Finals championship match. But he still earned a mouthwatering $1,500,000 from this tournament alone. As for Dominic Thiem, he has withdrawn from the Italian Open. The 19-year-old Pole Iga Switek is the youngest player on the list. His ranking is also aided by a consistent year, reaching no less than the quarter-finals in each tournament he competed in. With the majority of the players coming from playing on the hardcourt, Nadal could be well ahead of them in terms of practice, but it will be interesting to see whether Nadal shows signs of rustiness as he plays his first match in 6 months.