World number four Dominic Thiem returns to action for the first time since the Australian Open final this Tuesday, at 7 pm (local time), at the Central Court of Jockey Club Brasileiro, to begin his quest for the second title of the Rio Open presented by Claro.
Thiem will face Brazilian Felipe Meligeni at the first round of the carioca tournament, the first clay-court ATP 500 of the season. This will be the first time they face each other.
In 2017, the Austrian player did not drop a set en route to the title in Rio _he defeated Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in the final. Last year, he fell to eventual champion Laslo Djere in the first round.
Top seed at the Brazilian tournament, Thiem owns a 10-3 record at the event.