Dominic Thiem Announces Positive News Ahead of Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/04/2021, 6:43 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 7, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his quarter final match against John Isner of the U.S. REUTERS/Sergio Perez


World No. 4 Dominic Thiem is probably having the worst season of his career right now. He hasn’t played well on any surface and is yet to win a title this season. In addition, he recently got eliminated in the first round of the French Open 2021. Even though the Austrian won the first two sets, his opponent, Pablo Andujar, made a phenomenal comeback to defeat him.

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However, despite all this, there is some positive news for Dominic Thiem. The Austrian will now be playing at ATP 250 Mallorca Open 2021 ahead of the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 4, 2021. Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his round of 32 match against Marcos Giron of the U.S. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

It is a lead-up tournament to Wimbledon and will take place on grass from June 19, 2021, to June 26, 2021. Interestingly, it’ll be the first time that the ATP players will be playing at the event. Started in 2016, it was a WTA 250 tournament till 2019 and couldn’t happen last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thiem has only won a single tournament on grass in his career so far. He won the ATP Stuttgart Open way back in 2016 and hasn’t performed well on the surface in recent years. Interestingly, he hasn’t reached even the quarters of the Wimbledon Championships even once in his career.

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“I need matches”: Dominic Thiem

In a recent interview, Thiem expressed that he needs to play more and more matches and therefore, he’ll be playing in Mallorca, Spain. He certainly believes that he can make himself ready for the Mallorca Open 2021.

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

“I need matches. I’m happy that I can push Mallorca in at short notice,” said Thiem.

(Translated by Google Translate)

Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu recently returned to Chile but will join Thiem in Mallorca. In the meantime, Thiem hasn’t wasted any time and has returned to practice on grass after his defeat at the French Open 2021.

It is true that Dominic Thiem hasn’t been up to the mark in the 2021 season so far. However, there are still two majors left in the year and he can surely make a comeback there. Will Thiem be able to win the ATP Mallorca Open 2021?

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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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