“I want to arrive in 2023 like a machine” – Fast-recovering Dominic Thiem sets his goal for the upcoming year


2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem was sidelined for a number of months owing to a right wrist injury. He struggled with form after returning at the Challenger event in Marbella.

The Austrian star didn’t have favorable results after his comeback as he lost seven matches before finally earning a win at a Challenger event in Salzburg against compatriot Filip Misolic. In the following tournament, Thiem defeated the likes of Emil Ruusuvuori and Roberto Bautista Agut en route to the quarterfinals. Thiem was eventually ousted by Sebastian Baez. The former followed it up with a run to the semis at the Swiss Open.

Dominic Thiem (Twitter)

Thiem managed to string together a few promising results on the road to resurgence as he made it to the quarterfinals in the Austrian Open and won the Challenger event in Rennes in September. The 29-year-old reached the semis of the Gijon Open and the European Open before being ousted in front of his home fans at the Vienna Open in the round of 16, following a loss to top seed Daniil Medvedev.

Thiem took to Twitter and announced the end of his season. He wrote:

“Hi all. After the loss at home this week, the official ATP season is over for me.

The past two years were tough, but I’m so glad and thankful it’s going in the right direction.
Without all your support throughout this time, my comeback wouldn’t be possible.”

Thiem, who is a 17-time ATP tour-level title winner, has mentioned that he wants to arrive like a “machine” next year.

What’s next for Dominic Thiem?

Dominic Thiem himself stated when he will be seen back on the court. The former world No. 3 tweeted the tournaments he will be playing as a preparation for next season.

Dominic Thiem (Twitter)

Thiem mentioned that he will be seen in action at Diriyah Tennis Cup in Syria and the World Tennis League in Dubai. He tweeted:

“In preparation for next year, I’ll be playing the Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia (@DiriyahCup) and the World Tennis League in Dubai ( #worldtennisleague ).

I’m looking forward to it and hope to see many fans there.

Domi ❤️”

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