Dominic Thiem Reveals How He Recovered From French Open 2021 Loss and Prepare for Wimbledon

Published 06/21/2021, 9:28 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 will be playing his first grass-court tournament at ATP 250 Mallorca since Wimbledon 2019. The World No. 5 will be hoping to win his first title on grass court as he prepares for the Wimbledon Championships. He is the second seed at Mallorca and will face Adrian Mannarino of France, in the second round.

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Thiem faced a very humiliating loss at the French Open, losing in the first round itself. He was leading in the first two sets, before giving in to Pablo Andujar of Spain, and losing 6-4, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The Austrian will be hoping for a podium finish at Mallorca, before heading to London for the Wimbledon Championship.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – MARCH 16: Dominic Thiem of Austria looks on during his singles match against Lloyd Harris of South Africa during Day Ten of the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis at Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium on March 16, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

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Dominic Thiem on grass court and its predictability

Thiem is going to play his first grass court event since the 2019 Wimbledon Championship on a surface he has described as very different when compared to clay and hard court.

After a humiliating and shocking exit from Roland Garros, the Austrian went back to Austria to reset and train. He revealed working on certain shots that he was unhappy with in Paris.

Straight after Roland Garros I was going back on a practice court for almost two weeks on a hard court, still at home, just to fix my shots again, because they were not as they should be in the clay-court season,” said Thiem before the Mallorca event.

Thiem spoke about the confidence he is gaining back, along with the unpredictability of the grass court.

Now I feel well again with my shots, with my footwork. I practiced two days in Austria on grass courts and already four days in Mallorca and I feel pretty well. But on grass, you never know what is going to happen. The most important for me was to fix my shots, to improve my footwork, to move well again on the court and that’s what I did in Austria,” said Thiem.

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The World No.5 has decided to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games this year. However, he will be ready for the Wimbledon Championship beginning on the 28th of June before he heads to Flushing Meadows to defend his US Open title later this year in August.

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