Dominic Thiem, number four in world tennis, will not participate in the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 tournament, which will be played from April 11 to 18, as announced on his website.
Thiem, 27, explained that he is not ready to compete in the first major tournament of the season on clay. “After Doha and Dubai I needed a break and I am not one hundred percent. Sorry, I would have liked to play in Monte Carlo but it will not be possible,” he explained.
The player did not add details about his physical condition and specified that during this time he will be training on brick dust in Austria. “Difficult weeks ahead, I still have a lot of work to do,” he said.
Winner of the United States Open in 2020, Thiem has a difficult season: he won only one of his two matches in the ATP Cup, was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and in the first round of Dubai, in addition to getting off the current Miami tournament shortly after its start.