Dominic Thiem Unfolds the Curtains About the Number of Hours He Trains on Court

Published 03/20/2021, 11:30 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)


World No.4 Dominic Thiem hasn’t had a great season in 2021 so far. He hasn’t been up to his mark and hasn’t been able to gain any sort of momentum in the season yet. Going through a poor run, the Austrian player currently holds a 5-4 win-loss record this season, which is way below his potential.

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Even though he is not going through a cheerful phase, Dominic Thiem is one of the players who prefers to stay happy and focused. In a recent interview, he answered some really tricky questions in his usual jolly mood.

The first question was how many racquets he generally uses in a tennis match.

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“Five,” said a confident-looking Thiem.

The next question was that how many hours he usually spends on a tennis court each day.

“Three,” replied the US Open 2020 winner.

Thiem surely undergoes a heavy workout session that he performs on a daily basis. He practices quite hard on the court that definitely takes three hours of his time.

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Dominic Thiem in the 2021 season so far

Thiem has had a very poor season so far, with just five victories on tour. To begin with, he lost to Matteo Berrettini in his first clash of the year and couldn’t take his country, Austria, into the semis of the ATP Cup 2021.

DOHA, QATAR – MARCH 11: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts during his quarter-final match with Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 11, 2021, in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

Although he made an incredible comeback at the Australian Open 2021 against Nick Kyrgios, he failed to reach even the quarters of the Grand Slam. What was even worse was that he lost in straight sets against Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round.

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Surprisingly, he couldn’t even reach the semis of the Qatar Open 2021 and lost in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021. The series of failures is a testimony to the fact that Thiem hasn’t found his form in the season yet.

Be that as it may, he still believes in himself and has the confidence to bounce back in the upcoming clay-court season.

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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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