Dominic Thiem Denies Participation in The Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 04/02/2019, 1:16 PM EDT
Dominic Thiem


The reigning champion of the Indian Wells 2019, Dominic Thiem who produced the Swiss master, Roger Federer’s second defeat of the year in the desert finals has asserted his non-participation in the Olympic Games 2020. The next big stop of the athletes of the world, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 is out from World Number five Austrian’s tennis calendar.

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The Roland Garros 2018 finalist, Dominic Thiem is the only representative from his nation who is ranked inside the top 100 ATP rankings and the pride of the Austrian tennis has decided to stay away from the Summer Olympics in Japan.

Dominic Thiem

Instead, Dominic Thiem has signed up to participate in the ATP 250 event, Kitzbuhel Open for the next two years and his home-country tournament will take place at the same time as the Olympic Games 2020. The tennis events will take place on the hardcourts of Ariake Tennis Park.

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“Tokyo is a beautiful city, but I would rather spend a full week in Kitzbuhel. That decision was not particularly difficult,” Dominic Thiem mentioned. “Of course, it’s a bit of a glimpse into the future, because the Olympic Games are in Paris in 2024. I’ll play them in any case.”

The 25-year-old, Dominic Thiem has alluded to feature in the Paris Olympics 2024 which will be taking place at the Roland Garros Stadium of the Parisian city. Over there, the next generation tennis player reached his premiere Grand Slam finals. “Of course, it’s a bit of a glimpse into the future, because the Olympic Games are in Paris in 2024. I’ll play them in any case,” the Austrian added.

Dominic Thiem

Being a professional tennis player, Dominic Thiem muses on to add the Wimbledon distinction beside his name. He withdrew from the Rio Olympics 2016 and instead chose to play the ATP tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico over the Brazilian Olympics. Back then he was the youngest player ranked inside the top 20 ATP rankings and he considers the Olympic Games to be dedicated to the sports such as swimming and athletics.

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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