‘See You in Argentina My Friend’: Diego Schwartzman on Dominic Thiem’s Latest Update

Published 12/28/2021, 10:19 AM EST


Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem recently issued an update with regards to his comeback on the Tour. The 2020 US Open winner revealed that he will not participate in the Australian Open 2022 and will instead start his season at the Cordoba Open in Argentina.

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Over the past year, things have not gone as per the plans of the Austrian. Sadly, whenever he has been ready to make his return after a considerable amount of time, his comeback has been delayed.

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Diego Schwartzman can’t wait to see Dominic Thiem on his home soil

On hearing this recent update, Thiem’s friend and competitor on the Tour Diego Schwartzman, the Argentinian, sent a message to him that he would welcome him when he arrives in Argentina to compete at the Cordoba Open.

He stated, “See you in Argentina (the country’s flag emoji), my friend.”  

Thiem has been on the sidelines since June 2021. He injured his wrist and although he is training hard; he doesn’t yet feel up to the mark as far as returning to the top is concerned.

Over the years, Thiem and Schwartzman have faced each other nine times. Out of those meetings, Dominic has won six of those matches with the other three going in the Argentine’s favor. The last time they faced each other was at the French Open 2020.

The match went the distance, and the winner had to be decided in five sets. In the end, it was the Argentine who got the better of the former World No. 3 player.

Reflecting on the 2021 season, Thiem came as far as the fourth round of the Australian Open and crashed out in the opening round of the French Open. Sadly, he could not compete in the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open due to injury.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his first round match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

On the other hand, Diego’s best performance this season came at the French Open when he came as far as the quarterfinal. It will be interesting to see how these players compete when they play in Argentina. We wish them the best of luck.

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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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