Thiem, Novak Join West Ham United Football Stars In Kitzbühel
Footballers Adrian, Antonio and Arnautovic play football tennis
Dominic Thiem and Dennis Novak were joined by stars of West Ham United Football Club on Wednesday morning at the Generali Open.
Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, English winger Michail Antonio joined their Austrian teammate and forward Marko Arnautovic on court for some football and tennis as Thiem and Novak warmed up for their Kitzbühel second-round matches.
West Ham United are in the Alpine town for a five-day training camp at the Sportplatz Kitzbühel-Langau.
“I’m a huge football fan and it was great to finally meet Marko,” said Thiem. “I would love to go and train with the team! It was really nice to play together. I hope you guys had a really good preparation in Austria and you have a great start the season. For us, it’s a big honour to play football with these big stars.”
Arnautovic admitted, “Dominic has done a great job and he is still young. He’s done a lot of good things and is now in the top ten in the world. He’s a very good player but he’s still got a long way to go because he’s young and I think, if he keeps working hard, hopefully he’s going to be the top one.
“It’s not normal that we can do this because Dominic has a game tonight and he’s come out with his partner to play football and enjoy some time. Now it’s time for him to go back, concentrate, take a rest and beat this guy up!”