Dominic Thiem and Juan Martin Del Potro to Kick-Start Their Comeback Together in Argentina

Published 12/21/2021, 3:19 PM EST


The 2022 ATP tour will witness a series of comebacks, especially by those who had to retire midway from this year’s season owing to injuries. Two important players that are expected to bounce back include Dominic Thiem and Juan Martin del Potro.

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With Dominic Thiem missing this year’s comeback at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship as he was not fully fit to play, Del Potro posted a few photographs of him stepping on a tennis court for practice sessions.

Juan Martin del Potro was given a wildcard for the clay-court event in Buenos Aires next year

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Even though the Argentinian didn’t confirm his comeback tournament, he sure expressed a desire to make his ATP entry at the clay-court event in Buenos Aires.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 14: Silver medalist Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina waves during the medal ceremony for the men’s singles on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The tournament is ready to give a wild-card to Del Potro but it all depends on how match-fit he will be next year. This ATP 250 level event starts is scheduled to take place in March next year.

Alongside Del Potro, Thiem was also committed to play the Argentina event. The Austrian had pulled out of the ATP Cup and raised concerns over his Australian Open participation.

Dominic Thiem is currently resting in Austria and might skip 2022 Australian Open

Even though Thiem mentioned the desire to make it to the ‘happy slam’, there are slim chances of him flying back again to Melbourne. Red-dirt will be the perfect surface for the Austrian’s comeback. Also, Thiem won Buenos Aires in 2016 and 2018.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 7, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his quarter final match against John Isner of the U.S. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

In a message shared on Twitter, the 2020 US Open winner mentioned about the impending decision on his Melbourne participation, and that he’ll make it known by month-end.

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My aim is still to play the Australian Open but we will make a final decision about my participation by the end of December”. 

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If things are as planned for the two players, fans might get to witness Dominic Thiem and Juan Martin del Potro make their comeback at the ATP 250 clay-court event in Buenos Aires.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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