With the suspension of tennis tournaments prolonged until June 7th due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the season on clay will not be played. However, Dominic Thiem, who has proven his best tennis on this surface over the years, does not seem to be too concerned about the cancellation of the season on red clay.
The Austrian player made an ideal start to the 2020 season by stopping then-world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. With a semifinal victory, the humble tennis player Thiem got the pass to his first Melbourne final (he lost to defending champion Novak Djokovic).
Before the ATP Tour was suspended, Thiem reached his best ranking at the World number 3. His coach Nicolas Massu continued to sing the praises of Dominic Thiem and he’s grateful to be a part of his team. “I’m very positive, I liked the way Dominic explained.
I think he can improve more, he is just 26-years old and number three in the world. I will try to do my best, I’m working with him at his moment,” Massu said on social media. “I’m a winner and he’s a winner and all this family is supporting him.
We are trying to do our best, of course, you are number three in the world and you will have the chance to be number one and you have to win that and work for that. Dominic is a great person. Besides his unbelievable talent and play, he’s a great person.
And also his family, it’s important to have a good company on and off the court. Since we are traveling around the world all the time, it’s important to have a good relationship,” the former World number 9 added.
Thiem has delivered flourishing results on the ATP Tour, with is Slam victories over Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Also, he claimed the biggest title of his career at Indian Wells by defeating Roger Federer in the finals.