By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday April 15, 2021
Dominic Thiem took a while off after Dubai and hoped to make a return to the tour—and in full health—at subsequent week’s Serbia Open in Belgrade, however the Austrian has suffered a setback in coaching and can now skip the occasion.
“2021 simply doesn’t wish to get going,” he wrote on his web site. “Sadly I must cancel my begin at subsequent week’s event in Novak Djokovic’s hometown Belgrade. My knee hurts and I went to see a physician. It isn’t an enormous situation however I have to deal with it. I’m positively not match sufficient to play subsequent week. I’m terribly sorry as a result of I used to be actually trying ahead to this event. I hope I will play in Belgrade in 2022.”
The 27-year-old, who was coping with some foot points earlier within the season, at the moment owns a 5-4 file and nil titles in 2021. He has misplaced three of his final 4 starting together with his spherical of 16 defeat by the hands of Grigor Dimitrov on the Australian Open. Thiem, whose long-stated aim is to win Roland-Garros, says he’ll delay his return till Might, when the Madrid Open begins.
“This can delay my return to the ATP-tour to Madrid,” he mentioned. “No later than that do I wish to be utterly match in the beginning of Might and play correct tennis. There’s something optimistic, although: Coach Nicolas Massu arrived in Austria yesterday, we’re going to proceed my program though for the time being we now have to watch out. Within the meantime I’ve additionally been engaged on my bodily health with sports activities scientist Mike Reinprecht. There is no such thing as a doubt, the large aim until the summer time are the French Open – in Paris I should be at my finest.”