Down to the bottom. I don’t want to be here, this is not worth it, sad tennis superstar

Down to the bottom. I don’t want to be here, this is not worth it, sad tennis superstar
Down to the bottom. I don’t want to be here, this is not worth it, sad tennis superstar
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In 2020, Dominic Thiem dominated his first, and most likely last, Grand Slam tournament when he dominated the US Open. In the same year, he lost to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open, in 2018 and 2019 he tried the impossible in the French Open final – to beat Rafael Nadal in vain.

However, the winning of the first Grand Slam title was accompanied by an event that turned the tennis story of the 30-year-old player in a completely different direction. Shortly after his success in life, he injured his wrist, after which repeated health problems began.

A tennis player who is not even close to the one who pushed the world’s elite to the brink of their performance returned to the courts. He finished the 2021 season with an even balance of 9:9, a year later he won 18 duels against 16 defeats, and last year he even finished with a negative 19:24 record.

Today he is ranked 90th, which is extremely unsatisfactory for a player who was admired by fans mainly for his stylish one-handed backhand and crushing forehand. “I’m giving it this season, if I’m going to hang around 100 again, you have to think about whether it still has any meaning at all,” the tennis player told the Austrian media.

“It’s been two years since I’ve been trying to get back among the best. But in 2022 I was around 100th place, then 98th last year. If it’s the same this year, then I doubt it’s still worth it. I’m in ranking spheres where it doesn’t matter, I don’t want to be there,” Thiem continues.

Due to his low ranking, Thiem often struggles just to participate in the main stages of tournaments. “I’ve never had to deal with this. There is pressure on me that I don’t know. I don’t remember having to worry about not playing on the main stage,” the Austrian continues.

And his goal for 2024? “I want to be in my early 50s, otherwise…,” concludes the tennis star.

DOMINIC THIEM
born: 3/9/1993
height Weight 185cm/79kg
on the leaderboard (at most): 90. (3.)
tournaments won (singles) 17
Prize Money $30,144,482

The article is in Czech

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