Dominic Thiem has been quite active since the Pandemic eased in Europe. He participated in various tournaments across Europe. He won the Adria Tour in Serbia and played two matches in Patrick Mouratoglou’s Ultimate Tennis Showdown.
But the Austrian is unsure about the revised calendar. He doubts he will be able to compete in both the Grand Slams. Thiem reached the Finals of last year’s French Open and generally does well on the clay courts. But still, official confirmation from him is yet to come.
In an interview with Krone, he talked about resuming tennis and the future. He was asked whether we can reach the old normal. Thiem straight away disagreed and said that our old lifestyle will be gone for years.
“No! When the tour returns, the games will be completely normal. We will miss tournaments as we knew them for a long time. In New York, Paris or Melbourne there are 60,000, 70,000 people a day on the facility – this former everyday life can or will probably not exist for years.” said Thiem.
He was also asked about the Adria Tour. The ill-fated tour was organized by Novak Djokovic and caused four players to contract the Coronavirus. Thiem indicated that the event happened with a good cause but left the rules behind. In the end, all players apologized for the event.
“Not repeating such a mistake – we all did not act with malicious intent. We came out of the lockdown into normality, saw the happy children and fans – and forgot the rules,” he said
Note: The quotes are translations from German using Google Translate.
How everything sets in order, we will know that after the resumption. Players and fans want a safe restart to the season. Dominic would want to continue from where he left off. He reached the finals of the 2020 Australian Open, narrowly losing to Djokovic and reached a career-high ranking of World No.3.