Dominic Thiem has introduced he’ll skip the ATP 1000 occasion on hardcourts in Miami and return to the tour in time for the European clay-court season; “I’m not enjoying properly, typically fairly a tricky interval for me,” admitted the world No 4
Final Up to date: 17/03/21 10:27am
Dominic Thiem has joined Rafael Nadal in skipping subsequent week’s Miami Open (Darren Carroll/USTA through AP)
Dominic Thiem says he desires to reset after making one other early exit at this week’s ATP 500 occasion in Dubai and is trying to come again stronger for the clay-court season.
The US Open champion started the 2021 season with one win in two matches within the ATP Cup earlier than exiting the 12 months’s first Grand Slam on the Australian Open within the fourth spherical.Thiem’s desert swing additionally led to disappointment with the highest seed’s defeat by South African qualifier Lloyd Harris in his opening match in Dubai, which got here after a quarter-final exit in Doha final week. The world No 4 has since confirmed he’ll skip the ATP 1000 occasion on hardcourts in Miami, beginning subsequent week, and return to the tour throughout the European clay-court season. Thiem goals to return in time for the European clay-court season “I used to love enjoying so much after I was youthful. Now I actually simply must reset myself a bit bit to go recent into the clay season,” Thiem stated after his 6-3 6-4 loss on Tuesday.”Proper now I’m in a tricky interval and (it) would not be proper to go to Miami. (I’ll) simply make a bit reset, regroup and hopefully have a very good clay season. That is my important objective now after these robust weeks.” The 27-year-old Austrian, who gained his maiden Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows final 12 months, has struggled with a foot downside however refused to make use of that as an excuse.”For instance in the present day there was no ache in any respect within the foot. It is a bit bit on and off,” he stated. “Possibly I am going to do a fast examine, a fast MRI to see how that factor is creating. “However that is actually not the primary difficulty. Simply that I’m not enjoying properly, typically fairly a tricky interval for me.”Do not forget to observe us on skysports.com/tennis, our Twitter account @skysportstennis & Sky Sports activities – on the go! Obtainable to obtain now on – iPhone & iPad and Android