Dominic Thiem’s Father Details Training Conditions in Australian Open 2021 Bubble

Published 01/23/2021, 6:00 AM EST
Dominic Thiem of Austria returns the ball during his Men’s Singles final match against and Alexander Zverev of Germany on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Tennis players are presently bidding their time in quarantine in the Australian Open 2021 bubble. Only a lucky few are training outside their room for 5 hours every day. Now, Wolfgang Thiem, father-coach of Dominic Thiem, has revealed how training sessions are managed in Adelaide.

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Along with his father, training partner, and staff, the Austrian ace is quarantining in the Adelaide bubble. Additionally, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are present there with their teams. Apart from them, every other ATP player is in the Melbourne Park bubble.

Thus, the 5-hour training duration takes place in 3 different sessions on a given day. The time is actually 20 minutes less, claims the senior Thiem.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 29: Dominic Thiem of Austria and Rafael Nadal of Spain embrace at the net following their Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match on day ten of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

“The training is divided into three sessions, the first from 7am to 12pm, the second until 5pm, the third until 10pm,” Wolfgang said. “The net is four hours and 40 minutes that are used for the journey to the club, tennis training and fitness training.” (Quotes are translated from German to English via Google translate)

Currently, they are training for the blockbuster for three weeks in Melbourne Park. But, before they move to Melbourne, the top 3 will participate in an exhibition match in Adelaide.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates at the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the men’s singles final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day fourteen of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

The Austrian ace has made himself a favorite in every other tournament. As a defending finalist of the ‘Happy Slam’, his chances are the second-best to Djokovic.

Considering that Thiem won his maiden Grand Slam last year, his potential to win again cannot be underestimated. His determination and adherence to discipline have helped him gain momentum ahead of the other next-generation players.

The sports’ experts even regard the US Open champion as the player who will dethrone the Big three of tennis. Thiem is the only player after Andy Murray to defeat Roger Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic at least 5 times each.

Therefore, one can expect him to go big at the year’s first major tournament. However, his season will start at the ATP Cup 2021 before he begins the ‘Australian Open 2021’ hunt.

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Scheduled to begin from 1 February, Team Austria will face Team Italy and Team France in the round-robin stage. This means Dominic will face World No. 10 and 11 Matteo Berrettini and Gael Monfils, respectively.

Notably, Wolfgang Thiem will captain Team Austria in the teams-nations tournament. Since Thiem’s main coach Nicolas Massu did not travel after testing positive, the Austrian’s chances have slightly diminished.

However, the tennis world is looking forward to watching him and even he is eager to show his best to the world. Will the absence of Massu affect Thiem’s results in Australia?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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