Thiem third top-10 player to participate in Barcelona Open

Barcelona, Dec 16 (IANS) World No.8 Dominic Thiem will be the third top-10 tennis player to be present in the 2017 edition of the Barcelona Open, to be held from April 22 to 30.

Thiem joins two other top ten players: Japan’s fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori and Spain’s ninth-ranked Rafael Nadal, who are also the last two champions of the tournament, it was announced on Thursday, reports Efe news agency.

Also confirmed was the participation of Spain’s World No.21 player David Ferrer — four-times finalist in Barcelona — and the United States’ Jack Sock.

–IANS

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