Dominic Thiem Admits Poor Scheduling as He Eyes Successful Return to Tennis

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 | 0
Dominic Thiem is 49-15 this year

Dominic Thiem is 49-15 this year

Top Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem is slated to end his three-week hiatus from injury at this week’s Cincinnati Masters that kicked-off on Monday.

The ninth-ranked Thiem was forced to pull out of the last-month’s Rogers Cup in Toronto due to a hip injury, and hasn’t played a match since. He insists that the injury was a consequence of poor scheduling that has seen him feature in as many as 20 tournaments so far in 2016.

“There were several mistakes and bad decisions – I should not have played much. I will take a few weeks to return to find my level,” the 22-year-old was quoted as saying by

Thiem skipped the Olympic Games in Rio to participate at the ATP 250 event in Los Cabos, only to announce a last-minute withdrawal. But now that he took some time off court, the Austrian is eyeing to get some matches under his belt.

“My expectations are very low,” he continued. “I only hope to gain some form for the US Open. I want to be able to play here some matches.”

Meanwhile, Thiem, seeded No. 8, is scheduled to open his Cincinnati campaign against the winner of an all-qualifier battle between Australia’s John Millman and Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the second round.



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