“Congrats Max Verstappen”: Dominic Thiem Visits Styrian Grand Prix Following Wimbledon Championships 2021 Withdrawal

Published 06/27/2021, 9:30 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 14: Dominic Thiem of Austria waits to return serve in his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during day seven of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 14, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)


The Austrian Grand Prix ended today with Max Verstappen finishing as the winner, yet again. However, there was another star among the spectators today for the race during the Styrian Grand Prix. Dominic Thiem was present during the race in the Austrian province of Styria.

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Reportedly, Redbull Austria had invited the World No5 to watch the grand prix live.

Dominic Thiem has pulled out of the Wimbledon Championships and the Tokyo Olympic Games because of a wrist injury. The Austrian sustained the injury during his second-round game in Mallorca against Adrian Mannarino.

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After a poor year for the Austrian in both ATP tournaments and Grand Slams, he will be out for five weeks. What’s next for the World No5?

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What’s next for Dominic Thiem in 2021?

Dominic Thiem was a favorite to win the Mallorca Open, which recently Daniil Medvedev won. The Austrian recently pulled out of his second-round match at Mallorca, midway against Adrian Mannarino. He got injured in the first set itself and did not continue after leading 5-2 against the French national.

Thiem is having the worst year of his career till now. He has zero titles this year, and to top it up, he also has zero appearances in the final of a tournament.

The Austrian is having a 9-9 win-loss record this year. The 2020 US Open champion will be looking for a comeback in August for the same tournament. To defend his title, he will have to practice rigorously and play a couple of tournaments to get into the rhythm.

“I expect it’s going to be easier for me now in the biggest tournaments,” said Thiem after winning the US Open in 2020. Things certainly did not work out for him the way he had hoped.

However, he has time to make a comeback. If not New York, the Austrian will be hopeful of a title somewhere else.

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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

It is never easy to be out of a sport, especially when you are injured. It will be a difficult period for the 27-year old, but he has time on his hand.

There will be many more Olympic Games and Grand Slams in the future for Thiem to prove his worth. It is a period of rest for the Austrian, and a hiatus that he can use to rebuild.

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