‘Missing the good feeling’ Dominic Thiem’s troubles in the first round continue as he loses for an 11th straight game and is eliminated from the French Open
One of the best players on the clay, Dominik ThiemHe is going through the worst phase of his tennis career. He was a two-time finalist in the Roland Garrosto lose Rafael Nadal. He was a dominant force on the surface, winning numerous titles. The last two years have been the hardest for Thiem as the Austrian has had to take a break to recover from a knee injury and later a wrist injury.
He also had to take a break in 2022 due to a finger injury. He wasn’t the same player after injuries and lost most of his games in the opening round. He has now lost 11 games in a row. It is very unusual for a player of Thiem’s caliber to lose so many matches in a row. Although the recovery time from these injuries varies from player to player, it’s going to be really hard to see Thiem struggling so much.
Thiem lost his opening match at the French Open 2022 against a Bolivian Hugo Dellian. Ranked 500+, Delllien defeated Thiem 6-3 6-2 6-4 as the Austrian didn’t seem comfortable throughout the match. It was a shocking loss for fans as Thiem said goodbye to Roland-Garros.
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Dominic Thiem believes he just needs to get that “nice feeling” back.
Dominic Thiem spoke about the game in the post-match press conference at the French Open. He said:
“I don’t have any serious physical problems, I don’t have any mental problems with the forehand, even if I missed a lot. The forehand is ok in training, but I don’t have that good feeling in competition, there’s more tension there.”
Thiem believes it’s not a physical or mental issue he’s having, just a problem with the free-flowing game he’s used to. He doesn’t get that good feeling during the game. Thiem said about his future plans:
“I’m definitely thinking about going back to the Challenger level. Winning a match would help a lot, but to be honest there are a lot of matches I’m far from winning.”
“It is what it is. It will take time to get better.”
It would be great for Thiem and the fans if the former were the case US Open Champion was able to get his groove back. Thiem believes it’s only a matter of time and racking up some wins before the Austrian starts showing the goods again.
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