Dominic Thiem Announces Unpleasant News for Australian Open 2022

Published 12/28/2021, 5:45 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his fourth round match against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


Austrian tennis sensation Dominic Thiem is one of the most popular athletes on the Tour. He has been a part of some memorable matches over the years and in 2020, he became the first player besides the big three to win a slam since 2016. However, this year, Dominic got injured in June during the Mallorca Open. 

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He has been out of action since then. Recently, he announced an unfortunate update that he will be missing the Australian Open 2022. 

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Dominic Thiem is not yet ready to return 

It’s unfortunate for Thiem because he was looking forward to competing in the first Grand Slam event of the season. Sadly, he does not find himself to the required level to compete professionally. Instead, he will compete in another event in Argentina at the end of January. 

He issued a statement that stated, “As you all know, I came back home to Austria to recover after the hard practice sessions I had in Dubai and the slight setback we had in preparation. I am now feeling well again, my wrist is in optimal condition and I am practicing normally with very good intensity.”

Physically, he is feeling fine. However, when he was in Dubai, he did sense discomfort in his actions that have made him take this decision. Therefore, he sat down with his team and they took this decision in the best interests of the US Open 2020 champion.

The Austrian star stated, “I will start the season in South America Cordoba Open in Argentina at, end of January, and that I will not play this year at the Australian Open in Melbourne, a city that I love and where I have great memories of unforgettable matches in front of amazing crowds.”

Thiem talks about missing the Australian fans 

Thiem also revealed that he would miss the euphoric atmosphere in Melbourne and assured fans that he would be back in 2023. He wishes to compete at the highest level, which is why to not rush into things was a wise call for the Austrian superstar. Thiem also wished fans a happy new year. 

CALVIA, SPAIN – JUNE 20: Dominic Thiem of Austria during a training session on day two of the Mallorca Championships 2021 at Country Club de Santa Ponça on June 20, 2021 in Calvia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

He added, “I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and successful new year with lots of health!”

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Fans will be waiting expectantly to see Thiem compete in Argentina. We wish him all the best for the 2022 season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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