After nearly more than a month of vacation, the Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem will fly to Down under next Thursday ahead of Australian Open swing. However, the US Open reigning hopes that some of the normalcy would return in 2021.
The ongoing vacation might be exceptional to the 27-years-old because of his first Grand Slam trophy, which arrived at his home during the Christmas eve.
This year, Australian Open swing set to begin three weeks later than usual due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result, players have had additional time to rest their bodies, minds, and mostly stay with family and friends.
“I’ve been on vacation a little longer than usual”, Thiem said in a recent interview.
World No.3 continued, “The training went well. For the first two, two and a half weeks, I only did fitness. “ Thiem has now started specific tennis training.
“Continue The Trend From 2020 and 2019”: Dominic Thiem on 2021 Season
Before the first Grand Slam of the year, Participants will keep in mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Meanwhile, Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley recently announced that Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic would serve two weeks in Adelaide before travelling to Melbourne.
Speaking about his quarantine plan, Thiem explained: “In the first week I can play with a training partner, in the second with two others.”
In 2020, Dominic Thiem arrived early at Indian Wells to defend his title, but the Master’s tournament was suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, the ATP Tour did not occur till August. Later, It was resumed from the Western and Southern Open in New York.
“From the third week, we can also go out, probably for the first time without a mask since Indian Wells 2020, so for almost a year. That is sensational,” Domi added.
“I Hope That Apart From Tennis, Certain Normalcy Will Return In 2021″, says Thiem
The 2020 ATP Finals runner-up also believes that tennis will come comparatively normal in 2021 and there will be no more interruptions due to the Coronavirus.
“That we can play through for a year and I have the results again and continue the trend from the last couple of years. I hope that apart from tennis, certain normalcy will return in 2021, that may be in summer or autumn 2021 you will have a reasonably normal life again,” Austrian concluded.
Eventually, Dominic Thiem confirmed his relationship with 22-years-old circus professional Lili Paul-Roncalli via his Instagram story during this unusual vacation.