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 training and will now skip the event.
“2021 simply doesn’t need to get going,” he wrote on his website. “Sadly I should cancel my begin at subsequent week’s match in Novak Djokovic’s hometown Belgrade. My knee hurts and I went to see a physician. It’s not a giant difficulty however I must maintain it. I’m positively not match sufficient to play subsequent week. I’m terribly sorry as a result of I used to be actually wanting ahead to this match. I hope I will play in Belgrade in 2022.”
Two big blows for Serbia Open as Thiem and Monfils withdraw. Such unhealthy luck.
Nonetheless a whole lot of good gamers although, with DJokovic and the remainder of Serbian “gang”, Berrettini, Karatsev and many others.
— Saša Ozmo (@ozmo_sasa) April 15, 2021
The 27-year-old, who was coping with some foot points earlier within the season, at present owns a 5-4 report and 0 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.
“It will delay my return to the ATP-tour to Madrid,” he stated. “No later than that do I need to be utterly match originally of Might and play correct tennis. There’s something constructive, although: Coach Nicolas Massu arrived in Austria yesterday, we’re going to proceed my program though in the meanwhile we have now to watch out. Within the meantime I’ve additionally been engaged on my bodily health with sports activities scientist Mike Reinprecht. There isn’t any doubt, the massive aim until the summer time are the French Open – in Paris I should be at my greatest.”