“Hope to Be Back Next Year”: Dominic Thiem Reminisces Beautiful Moments With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at Laver Cup

Published 09/25/2021, 7:18 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Team Europe pose with the trophy after winning the Laver Cup in the final match of the tournament during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup )


World No.8 Dominic Thiem is currently recovering from a wrist injury. The Austrian player failed to defend his US Open title this year as he couldn’t compete at the Grand Slam. Surprisingly, he hasn’t won a single title this year.

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Due to the injury, Dominic Thiem is currently not even representing Team Europe at the Laver Cup 2021. However, he was a part of the team in 2019 when the team won the title for the third consecutive time.

In his recent Instagram story, Thiem shared the memories of the Laver Cup 2019. In it, one can see him and other members of the Team Europe including the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with the trophy.

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Roger Federer, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, of Team Europe pose for a photo prior to the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo, on September 18, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. (The Laver Cup consists of six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team and Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg) The event runs from 20-22 Sept. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

“Hope to be back next year again,” wrote Thiem in the caption of his Instagram story.

Thiem is excited to make a comeback on the court. Fans also hope to see him play for Team Europe at the Laver Cup 2022.

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Dominic Thiem in the 2021 tennis season

It has been a poor season for Thiem so far. He is yet to win a title on the ATP Tour and hasn’t performed well even at the two Grand Slams that he played.

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

Thiem managed to reach the pre-quarters of the Australian Open 2021 but lost to Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets there. After that, he suffered a first round exit at the ATP Dubai and at the Lyon Open 2021.

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The most shocking defeat of the year for him came at the French Open 2021. The World No.8 player lost a five-set marathon against Pablo Andujar and got eliminated in the very first match. After that, he tried his luck at the Mallorca Open, where, unfortunately, he injured his wrist, and hasn’t returned to the court since then.

Fans really hope that Thiem recovers quickly and returns to the court soon. Will he be able to succeed at the Australian Open next year?

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