Dominic Thiem starts the year in South America

First weight loss for the Australian Open. Dominic Thiem cconfirmed his absence in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. Faced with so many doubts and uncertainties, it is about first Top 15 ATP that announces it.

“My wrist is in optimal condition and I am training very intensely. But we decided start the season in Córdoba, so we won’t be at the Australian Open. We believe that it is the best decision to have a good return to the competition “, assured the Austrian in social networks.

This announcement from the pupil of Nicolás Massú, once top ten, comes days after confirming that he will play the entire South American tour: Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago

It should be remembered that Thiem was 3rd in the world in 2020 and won the first and only Grand Slam in his career so far at the US Open that year.

The Austrian played just 18 games in 2021 (9-9), with the semi-finals at the Madrid Masters 1000 being the highlight. At the start of the year, he will lose 1200 points from the 2020 final, so will leave the Top 40.