Dubai, United Arab Emirates) – main start in Lista do ATP 250 d Sydney, Austrian Dominic Thiem had to change plans for a 2022 start and will no longer compete in the preparatory tournament for the Australian Open, as well as the ATP Cup. Even his participation in the season’s first Grand Slam could be in jeopardy.
“After talking to our team, we decided to go back to Austria instead of going straight to Australia. Unfortunately I caught a cold while in Dubai (I tested negative for COVID-19) and couldn’t train last week. Therefore, I will not be able to physically compete in the ATP Cup and ATP 250 in Sydney”, Thiem wrote on his social network.
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The Austrian guarantees that he is better with his fist, but the time lost becomes an obstacle in the return process. “Having not competed for the past six months, I can’t afford to come back soon and get another injury. Overall, the time I spent in Dubai was great, increasing my intensity and level of training. managed. My fist is almost 100%”, declared the current number 15 in the world.
Despite the change in Thiem’s plans, his participation in the first Grand Slam of the year has been kept in mind. “I still wish to compete at the Australian Open, but I will make a decision at the end of December,” said the 28-year-old tennis player. ,
— Dominic Thiem (@thimedomi) December 19, 2021