Having had a great season last year, Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem has unexpectedly been losing matches in 2021. Following a straight-set defeat in Dubai, the US Open reigning champion admits he must make a fresh start.
For his continuous poor results, Dominic Thiem has not pointed out the circumstance instead of complaining about himself.
“Actually, it was exactly as I said in the first press conference. I didn’t play well enough and was relatively far from my best tennis. And if I don’t play at my best level, then it’s not good enough against all the players who are here in the main competition,” Austrian said in the post-match press conference.
When speaking about significant reasons for his loss, Thiem explained, “I had big problems returning his service and made too many slight mistakes from the baseline.”(Quotes Have Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
“I’m In A Difficult Phase”: Dominic Thiem Withdraws From Miami Open 2021
The 27-years-old from Wiener Neustadt further emphasised that he once felt pain in his foot during the play on the speedy surface, but that’s not a reason for his defeat.
Thiem continued, “Today, I didn’t feel any pain in my foot. It is like that once there, then it is gone again. We’ll watch how it develops, but that’s not the big issue. It’s that I just don’t play well. I have to think for a moment now. It is necessary to make a fresh start because the last few weeks have been really bad.”
Following back-to-back losses on the hard courts, Thiem is now looking for a great beginning on the clay surface, which is his favourite one as well. As a result, he has pulled out from the Miami Open 2021, which begins on the 24th of this month.
“I’m in a difficult phase, so it wouldn’t be the right thing to play in Miami. Now I have to make sure that I prepare well to start the clay-court season fresh and really good. I hope that everything will work well again by then,” Dominic concluded.