Dominic Thiem Adds Another Tournament to His Schedule After Waiving Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 06/22/2021, 10:48 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 22: Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates during his match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia on Day 8 of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena on November 22, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


Dominic Thiem has pulled out of the Olympic Games, however, he will be playing in the Wimbledon Championships 2021. The Austrian will also play at the ATP Hamburg Open, having signed a two-year deal with the ATP 500 event in Germany. The ATP Hamburg 2021 begins on the 12th of July.

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Thiem, who lost to Pablo Andujar in the first round of the French Open, is playing in the ATP 250 Mallorca. The World No.5 is looking for his first title on grass court, as he prepares for Wimbledon.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021, Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his third-round match against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Dominic Thiem and his run in the Hamburg Open

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As the Austrian decided to pull out of the Olympic Games a few days ago, following the footsteps of Rafael Nadal, he will be fully focusing on the rest of the tournaments.

The World No5 has never reached beyond the quarterfinal stage in Hamburg. He reached the quarterfinals in successive years, in 2018 and 2019, eventually losing out to stronger opponents. Even though he was the number one seed in 2018, he could not win the tournament.

I’m very happy to be coming back to Hamburg. I hope to play a great tournament in front of the German crowd and I hope to lift the trophy for the first time,” said Thiem in a statement.

The Hamburg Open will also allow spectators into the stadium. The ATP will allow 3500 spectators inside the stadium. In order to get entry into the stadium, the spectators need to take the vaccine. As a result of a failure to take the vaccine, the spectators either need to test negative for the virus or recover fully from the disease.

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Dominic Thiem will have to face a stern test in the upcoming tournaments. Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious events in the history of the sport. He will have to face the best in the world, in order to win his first slam title on grass. He will be more than motivated to finish on a high note in Hamburg, in July, as a result of previous failed attempts. The Austrian will attempt at bettering his record.

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