VIDEO: Dominic Thiem Announces Next Step in His Roland Garros Preparation After Back-To-Back Losses

Published 05/14/2022, 6:00 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 30: Dominic Thiem of Austria in action against Pablo Andujar of Spain in the first round of the men singles during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France on May 30, 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

After being out of the tour for ten months, Dominic Thiem finally made a comeback this year at the clay season. Till date, the Austrian has played three tournaments, suffering first-round exits in all three. Hoping to be at his best in Roland Garros, the 28-year-old is now in Switzerland, trying his hands on the clay courts of Geneva.

Dominic Thiem arrives in Geneva

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Thiem kicked off his 2022 clay-court season in Belgrade. Suffering a first-round loss to John Millman, he next played in Estoril. However, there is no change in the result as he faced a first-round loss to Benjamin Bonzi.

Not willing to give up, he next played at a tournament he has been a two-time runner up. The Madrid Open. However, unlike the previous years, the former World No. 3 failed to reciprocate his form in the Spanish capital, suffering a first-round loss to Andy Murray.

After a series of losses, Thiem yesterday took to his Instagram, announcing that he is in Geneva. The 2020 US Open champion posted a photo of himself at a restaurant in Geneva. The Austrian mentioned his arrival in Geneva and also gave an update on his training sessions. In the caption, he also spoke about learning Italian.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 7, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his quarter final match against John Isner of the U.S. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

He wrote, “After a few days of recharging at home and after some intense practice sessions, I arrived in Switzerland this morning. The next few days will focus on the upcoming practice sessions, my daily growth – privately and most importantly on the tennis court! Currently I’m learning Italian in my spare time! I wish you all a nice Friday and especially a great weekend!”

 

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Thiem looking for a Geneva debut

Over the years, Thiem has gone around the globe, playing in different cities. However, the Swiss city of Geneva was one destination that the Austrian didn’t play in his decade long career. Arriving in Geneva, Thiem is set to play at the upcoming Gonet Geneva Open. Reaching the Swiss city, he took no time to hit the court.

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Coming out in a white T-shirt and grey shorts, Thiem attended a practice session as soon as he arrived in Geneva. Practicing on the Centre court, Thiem hit some high intensity forehand as his coach Nicolas Massu looked by.

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As per the tournament draw, Thiem will face a qualifier in the first-round. Presuming that he wins the opening round, he will next face the eighth seed Alexander Bublik in the second round. The draw also features other top players like Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud, and Denis Shapovalov.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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