Dominic Thiem To See a Major Ranking Setback After Australian Open 2022 Update

Published 12/28/2021, 1:34 PM EST
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 30: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts during match against Pablo Andujar of Spain in the first round of the men singles at the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France on May 30, 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem recently announced that he would not be competing in the Australian Open 2022. Thiem has been preparing for his comeback for a long time now and it’s unfortunate that he’ll have to miss his third straight Grand Slam competition due to injury. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Given the recent development regarding Dominic Thiem’s Tour return, he will drop points for being absent during the first Grand Slam event of the season.  

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Dominic Thiem to lose 1200 rankings point 

As things stand, Thiem will lose 1200 points which he gained by reaching the 2020 Australian Open final and will be out of the top 40 Rankings. However, there is a chance for him to gain the points back because his schedule after the tournament concludes will be packed.

He is scheduled to compete in the Cordoba Open, ATP Buenos Aires, Rio Open, and Chile Open.  

Reflecting on the rankings, the situation has been altered by the Coronavirus Pandemic and as a result; the rankings were frozen beginning 16th March 2020. As a result, the points earned by players during the 2020 season were not dropped. Thus, next year, Thiem will lose the points he earned during the Australian Open 2020. 

Thiem missed the last two Grand Slam events 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Thiem has been out of action since the Mallorca Championships this year due to a wrist injury. Sadly, he missed the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open. 

Even though Thiem will be out of action in Australia, he will be competing on the Tour again soon. The wait is slightly longer, but it’s a wise decision to be cautious than hurry things up, especially while returning from an injury.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 27: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts against Thomas Fabbiano of Italy during their Men’s Singles first round match on day two of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It will be a great moment for tennis fans to see the former World No. 3 player and 2020 US Open champion return to competing against the best players in the game. We wish him good luck for the upcoming season. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rohan Kollare

1537 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT