“Can’t Guarantee Anything”: Dominic Thiem Skeptical About Playing at US Open 2021

Published 07/04/2021, 6:03 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his first round match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


World No.5 Dominic Thiem has had a pretty rough season in 2021. He is yet to win a title and ended up injuring his wrist at the ATP Mallorca Open 2021. Because of the injury, he withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and will now be out of the court for at least five weeks.

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In a recent interview, Dominic Thiem revealed whether he will be able to make a comeback on the court by the time of the US Open 2021. He believes it’ll be really difficult for him to play in New York but he’ll surely want to play even if there are slight chances.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021. Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his third round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

“It will be very, very close up to the US Open. I can’t guarantee anything or promise myself anything,” said Thiem in the interview. (Translated via Google Translate)

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Thiem is the defending champion at the US Open; he won the title last year after making a terrific comeback against Alexander Zverev in the finals. That remains his only Grand Slam title to date, and interestingly, he has failed to win any title on the ATP tour after that.

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“It will be difficult” – Dominic Thiem on making a return to the court at the US Open 2021

Even though Thiem’s wrist injury is a minor one, it can turn into a major problem if he doesn’t take enough rest. As a result, he also mentioned that it’ll really tough for him to make a comeback at the US Open 2021. However, he also expressed that he desperately wants to return to the court at the Flushing Meadows.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021. Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his first round match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

“To have the comeback there would be a dream, but it will be difficult,” added the Austrian player.

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It has surely not been a great year for Dominic Thiem. However, he can still improve his win-loss record by succeeding at the US Open 2021 if he manages to make a comeback by that time. Fans still have huge expectations from the World No.5 player.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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