Thiem's four titles have come on three different surfaces, including a first career grass court title in Stuttgart.
His French Open semi-final appearance this year and five of his seven titles coming on clay suggest that he might be a specialist on the red dirt but his all-court game has developed hugely under the guidance of coach Gunter Bresnik.
The 23-year-old's flowing backhand and solid groundstrokes have helped him build a game that has caused problems for everyone he has faced.
Thiem cemented his coming of age with a run to the last four at the French Open where his campaign was brought to an end by eventual champion Djokovic.
He did, however, struggle at Wimbledon, crashing out in the second round in straight sets against Jiri Vesely before being forced to retire in the fourth round of the US Open midway through his match with giant Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.
Since Flushing Meadows, he lost in the final of Metz, but will head to London with a real sense of optimism.