Dominic Thiem's reputation as one of the brightest talents in tennis has been underlined after a fine 2017.
The 23-year-old enjoyed success throughout last year, including a first career Grand Slam semi-final at the French Open - a feat he repeated this year, where he lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.
Thiem picked up four titles in 2016, coming on three different surfaces, including a first career grass court title in Stuttgart.
During the 2017 season, Thiem won his 8th ATP title at the Rio Open and made his first Masters 1000 final at the Mutua Madrid Open, losing to Rafael Nadal.
The Austrian also made the final in Barcelona after beating Andy Murray, defeated Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters 1000 tournament in two straight sets and beat defending champion Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros.
At Wimbledon, he reached the fourth round for the first time in his career, and will head to the US Open in good spirits.
A flowing backhand and solid groundstrokes have helped him build a game that has caused problems for everyone he has faced, and the Austrian has proved he is capable of upsetting the big guns, beating each of the Big Four: Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray, at least once.