“Give Myself a Chance”: Dominic Thiem Determined To Regain His Form and Succeed at French Open 2021

Published 05/21/2021, 9:16 AM EDT
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – MARCH 16: Dominic Thiem of Austria looks on during his singles match against Lloyd Harris of South Africa during Day Ten of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on March 16, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)


Grand Slam winner Dominic Thiem has not been in the best of form this season. He emerged on the grand stage after winning the US Open last year, but this year has by far been one of his worst seasons. However, there is still a lot of tennis left to be played this year, and he can turn around his fortune. 

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In recent years, Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem has proven to be one of the best clay-court players. After making it to consecutive finals at Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019, there is a lot of weight on his shoulders to go deep when he competes in the French capital. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 4, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his round of 32 match against Marcos Giron of the U.S. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Dominic Thiem wants to be better in Paris

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After registering poor results in the recent events, Dominic Thiem vowed to perform better and go as far as possible during the second Grand Slam event of the season. He stated, “It was a step in the wrong direction. I want to give myself a chance to go as deep as possible at RG.”

After winning the US Open last year, Thiem showcased some of the best tennis he has ever displayed. He ended the season by beating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the season-ending ATP Finals. 

However, as the season began this year, he has performed below par and the results speak for themselves. He lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Later, there were unsatisfactory performances in Qatar and Dubai. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his third round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

After that, Dominic took a break from the Tour. He wanted to regroup and focus on the clay-court season. However, on returning, his results have remained similar to those at the start of the season. 

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He was recently seen in Lyon, competing at the ATP 250 event. It was shocking to see the two-time French Open finalist go down in straight sets to British player Cameron Norrie. The French Open begins in less than 10 days and the Austrian star will look to perform better than he has in the past few months. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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