After casualties like those of Rafael Nadal (2nd), Casper ruud (15 °) and Federico Delbonis (48 °), Austrian Dominic Thiem (5th) confirmed on his social networks that he will not play the Olympic Games either.
“Hello everyone, I have sad news to share with all of you. After talking with my team and analyzing the situation, I have made the very difficult decision not to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. For me, like all athletes, participate in the Olympic Games and representing my country is a great honor and that makes this decision even tougher. However, 2021 did not start as expected and I do not feel ready to play my best in Tokyo, “explained the from Austria.
After the confirmation of his absence in Tokyo, Thiem detailed how his year will continue: “These last two weeks I have been training hard and I am starting to improve my conditioning and concentration little by little. My goal is to work hard for the next few weeks, do my best at Wimbledon and keep training and hopefully defend my US Open title.. I wish all the best to the entire Austrian team traveling to Tokyo. “
In addition, he said that he dreams of being in the next edition: “I am young and I hope to be able to play for Austria in the 2024 Paris Olympics“.