There is less and less time for the US Open to begin, and one of the main focuses is on the presence of Dominic Thiem, the defending champion. In this regard, the Austrian is motivated and enthusiastic about the possibility of arriving in optimal physical condition to play it.
So far, there are more doubts than certainties. Thiem’s situation evolves day by day and, with several days to go before the last Grand Slam of the season begins, it would be somewhat risky to take his presence for granted.
In this sense, the 27-year-old tennis player himself spoke with the OE3 media and pointed out: “My goal is to arrive, it is what I have in the back of my mind, it is very close. Something may change every day, but I hope I can play“.
Regarding his real possibilities, if he were to be present, he explained that “of course they are not that good“, precisely because he would arrive without match practice.
It should be remembered that Thiem’s last match was on June 22 in Mallorca, when he had to retire against Adrian Mannarino before ending the first set due to wrist discomfort.
Against this background, the winner of 17 titles, who made it clear that it is not easy to be the heir to the Big 3, is still in doubt. That you want to be, sure. That he will ignite the competition if he can play it, it is a fact. All you need is your confirmation.