Dominic Thiem took a much-needed psychological break from the professional circuit and says he is able to be again in Madrid.
The US Open champion has a first-round bye in Madrid and can play a qualifier within the second spherical. A two-time Madrid finalist in 2017-2018, Thiem says it is time to be again on court docket.
“Situations are superb for my sport. The outcomes had been at all times so good up to now years. I am comfortable to be again right here and hope that I can even play effectively.”
The third-seeded Austrian is in the identical quarter with Monte-Carlo finalist Andrey Rublev. If the seeds maintain true to type, Thiem would face top-seeded Rafael Nadal within the semifinals.
The 2-time Roland Garros finalist spent a few of his off-time constructing a house gymnasium with TechnoGym Austria. Thiem says he is in higher bodily situation than he was a yr in the past.
“Most likely now I am in a greater form than 12 months in the past,” Thiem stated. “As I stated, one yr in the past we had been in the midst of the primary lockdown which was fully new scenario for everyone.”
Thiem goals to peak for Paris, which begins on Might thirtieth.
“I imply, my purpose is to get a whole lot of matches in opposition to high gamers till French Open, to provide myself the most effective probability potential there,” Thiem stated. “It is the identical like yearly, no? It is the identical like each Grand Slam. It is so robust to go deep there. It is so robust to win it.
“However as soon as I arrive to Roland Garros, I need to be in he greatest bodily form, in the most effective tennis form, so I give myself the most effective probabilities to go deep there.”
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