UNFORTUNATE! Dominic Thiem Leaves Top 10 ATP Rankings for the First Time in 5 Years

Published 10/30/2021, 6:34 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts in the third set 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 on September 13, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


The former US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, suffered from a major wrist injury in June 2021. Since then, the Austrian has been unable to compete on the ATP tour. Just recently, Thiem was dropped from the top 10 rankings of ATP. He presently sits at 11th position in the ATP rankings.

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With Jannik Sinner’s victory in the quarter-finals of the Vienna Open, he acquired the 9th position, followed by Hubert Hurkacz in the tenth. The Austrian hasn’t participated in any tournaments since the Mallorca Open in June. However, he has announced some optimistic news regarding his comeback.

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Dominic Thiem falls from top 10 rankings

The former US Open champion, Dominic Thiem has slipped to the 11th position in the ATP rankings. With 3315 points, the Austrian is at the 11th position. The main reason for this fall was Jannik Sinner‘s victory against Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals of the Vienna Open. Before the match, Sinner was in the 11th position with 3260 points, just behind Hubert Hurkacz.

However, with the win over Ruud, he has grabbed some crucial points for himself as he cruises to the 9th position with 3395 points. Sinner will now face Frances Tiafoe in the semi-finals of the competition.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts in the third set 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 on September 13, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

As Thiem hasn’t played any tournaments since June, he couldn’t collect any points for himself. This is the first time he has slipped from the top 10 ATP rankings since 2016. However, the former World No. 3 has recently announced some development on his recovery as he hopes to return for the 2022 ATP tour.

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The Austrian is optimistic about the 2022 season

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Just recently, Dominic Thiem shared some positive news on his return to the tennis courts. In an interview with GQ, he stated,” Right now, of course, the focus is on the hand. I currently have five to six treatments a day, which alone takes up to three and a half hours.”

“When I start tournament games again in Australia in January, I’ll hopefully be one hundred percent ready and I’ll be better off physically and playfully than ever before.”

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 6, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his third round match against Australia’s Alex de Minaur REUTERS/Juan Medina

Dominic Thiem has been performing exceptionally well for the last couple of years. Despite playing 4 Grand Slam finals, the Austrian has triumphed on just one. We hope Thiem fully recovers and gets back on the tour soon.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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