2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem revealed he spent he used his time off to enjoy watching sports and he also spent some quality time with his family. Last June, Thiem sustained a wrist injury at the Mallorca Open. What was initially considered a minor setback, ended up sidelining Thiem since late March.
"I watched football and some other sports, I was with my family. I am now in full training and the focus is to get back. I feel very good," Thiem said in Belgrade.
Thiem happy to be in Belgrade
Thiem made his debut at Serbia Open in Belgrade on Tuesday.
Over the last few days, Thiem has been training at the Novak Tennis Center. Thiem has left a good review of the Tennis Center owned by the world No. 1. "I have been very busy training these days, but I enjoy the Novak courts in Belgrade.
The river is close, I have a fantastic experience from two years ago. Then I had the opportunity to visit the city and I liked it a lot, now I don't have as much time," Thiem added. Thiem, a four-time Grand Slam finalist, plans to take some time to find his game and rhythm as he is determined to again contend for Majors.
"Definitely. If it wasn't realistic, I would have ended my career already. Because I think when you are used to, or when you know, every tournament or every match you play, no matter who you play, you have the goal to step onto the court to win, to win at every Grand Slam tournament against every opponent, then you want to get there again.
That's the same for me, if that wasn't the case, tennis wouldn't make any sense for me anymore. And that's also my big goal, to get back to that situation where I've definitely been. That I can play for the biggest titles and that I can win against anyone in the world, Thiem told ORF Sport.