During his career, Dominic Thiem won 16 ATP singles titles and reached 3rd place in the ATP ranking on March 2, 2020. In Grand Slam tournaments he reached two finals at the Roland Garros and a final at the Australian Open. He was also a finalist of the 2019 edition of the Nitto ATP Finals in London.
His deliberate, yet aggressive playing style, particularly the long take-back on his groundstrokes, ability to sustain long baseline rallies and top-spin serves have greatly benefited his clay game, where he has had the most success (winning ten of his 16 ATP titles on that surface).
He has beaten many great clay-court players on clay, recording four wins over Rafael Nadal on the surface. In an interview with Red Bull, the Austrian ace revealed the impact of the unexpected break on the rest of his tennis season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Obviously, it will have a massive impact on the rest of my season. But it’s the same for every player on the tour. It means everyone has to adjust. We have to wait and see when it will resume. Then, my team and I will determine how we can optimally prepare for it and plan the rest of the season,” Dominic Thiem said.
“I have played so much tennis in my life that maintaining my tennis form is not difficult for me. From the moment I can start hitting the ball again, the feeling comes back very quickly. There will be enough time before the first tournament to get back into top form,” he added.
“Regenerating and switching off is at least as important as the training itself. And coming home is very important to me. This is where I recover the fastest, especially mentally. When it’s not possible to come back home between tournaments, I try to do some sightseeing. There is always something new to experience in big cities."