US Open champion Dominic Thiem was named the Austrian Athlete of the Year for 2020. Thiem beat out football player David Alaba and Ski Jumping World Cup champion Stefan Kraft.
In his previous attempts to win the award, Thiem had finished twice behind skier Marcel Hirscher. Only two other tennis players have won this award, which is typically won by skiers. Thomas Muster won the award in 1990 and 1995, and Jürgen Melzer won the award in 2010.
Thiem will be playing at the Nitto ATP Finals in London next week. This is the fifth time he has qualified for the year-end tournament.