Dominic Thiem Says Due to ‘Lack of Confidence’ He Pulled Out From Mubadala World Tennis Championships 2021

Published 12/15/2021, 11:29 PM EST
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 30: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts during match against Pablo Andujar of Spain in the first round of the men singles at the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France on May 30, 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem has been an exceptional player on the men’s tour. However, his 2021 season was plagued by injuries, which have now caused him to withdraw from the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, scheduled for later this week.

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The 2020 US Open champion revealed he was lacking confidence and felt that he would not be able to execute certain shots as per his liking. However, Thiem did assure fans that he is feeling fine and that he is targeting a return back to Australia during the ATP Cup and the events followed thereafter.

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The 28-year-old player’s recent update stated, “Withdrawal from Abu Dhabi is no setback as it was clear from the beginning that it’ll be close. He is pain-free but still misses some confidence on the forehand. He plans to play the ATP Cup and the Australian Open, maybe 250 events in Sydney.”

Dominic Thiem saw most of the season on the sidelines 

Coming to tennis, Thiem has not been featured at the Wimbledon Championships and was unable to defend his title at the US Open due to injury. He has been dealing with a wrist injury around the grass season.

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The former World No. 3 player has barely played any events in the current year. He reached the fourth round of the Australian Open before losing to Grigor Dimitrov. Thiem reached the finals in 2020 in Melbourne.

CALVIA, SPAIN – JUNE 20: Dominic Thiem of Austria during a training session on day two of the Mallorca Championships 2021 at Country Club de Santa Ponça on June 20, 2021 in Calvia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

The former two-time finalist at the French Open, also crashed out in the tournament’s opening round.

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Now that the season is over, it will be interesting to see how Dominic performs when he steps on the tennis courts again, All eyes will be on the champion!

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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