Dominic Thiem declares Olympics ambitions, saying: ‘If there is a chance, I want to play’

Dominic Thiem has revealed his dreams of Olympics glory, although he says he is ‘lucky’ to get the chance.

Thiem ruled himself out of the Tokyo games – originally scheduled for 2020 – as it clashed with Kitzhuhel, which is an ATP event very close to his heart.

However, the Olympics has been rescheduled for the week after Kitzbuhel in 2021, so he has thrown his hat into the ring.

“It would be great for everybody it it’s going to happen and especially in Tokyo, which is a great city, one of my favourite cities.

“I got lucky, to say, because I wouldn’t be able to play the Olympics in 2020 because I was playing Kitzbuhel back then, or I was supposed to

“But 2021, I think I am able to play the Olympics.”

Thiem has never really shown any desire to play in the Olympics, but he said that he has been inspire by two of this ATP Tour colleagues.

“Honestly I changed my mind a little bit about the Olympics from the beginning of my career where other tournaments were more important for me,” he admitted.

“But now it would be a dream to participate in the Olympics so if there is chance I definitely want to play in them next summer.

“I saw the emotions of [Andy] Murray and [Juan Martin] del Potro. Maybe I can play three Olympic Games in my career.”

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