‘I’m back to playing really well in practice – I’m moving well,’ reports Dominic Thiem

World number four Dominic Thiem is close to being pain free and is ‘back to playing really well in practice,’ he has revealed.

Thiem has looked a shadow of his usual self on the ATP Tour this year after winning the US Open last September.

He has been open about much of that has been down to having a small drop in his motivation after achieving a career-long goal of becoming a Grand Slam champion.

However, a knee injury has also played its part, and it was that which kept him out of Monte-Carlo and Belgrade this month.

He, though, says he is close to returning in Madrid next week, and he feels he is close to putting himself into a position to play his best tennis again.

“In general it’s getting better day by day,” Thiem told ORF, “so hopefully it will be pain free by Madrid, Rome and of course Paris.”

“I was actually positively surprised how quickly it all worked, as I did very little for three weeks,” Dominic Thiem said. “Of course, I felt it the first few days.

RELATED: Dominic Thiem on recent struggles: ‘There is no depression at play’

“It was really hard. My whole body hurt, the strokes didn’t work. But after a few intensive long training days, it came back really quickly.

“I’m back to playing really well in practice, I’m moving well.

“Physically, of course, I had lost a bit of strength because I didn’t do anything for a while, but as soon as I was really motivated again, it came back really fast.”

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

‘Novak Djokovic finds a way to win, he refuses to lose,’ says Martina Navratilova

Novak Djokovic is 'a wall', according to tennis legend Martina Navratilova ahead of his Rome Masters final against Rafael Nadal.The world number one hasn't...

Novak Djokovic on Rafael Nadal final: ‘It’s great to play my biggest rival of all time again’

Novak Djokovic will face his 'biggest rival of all time' Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters on Sunday in what will...

Rafael Nadal on Novak Djokovic Rome final: ‘I will need to play my best tennis’

Rafael Nadal once again proved his clay court mastery as he eased past Reilly Opelka and into the final of the Rome Masters.Many were...

‘I’ll give it my all!’ – Novak Djokovic says he will be ready for Rafael Nadal showdown

Novak Djokovic has pledged to 'give his all' when he comes up against old foe Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters...

Andy Murray bad luck continues as he misses French Open due to continued ‘discomfort’

Andy Murray will skip the French Open and warm-up tournaments, and go straight to prepare for grass court season instead, it has been reported.Murray...

‘Serena has little chance at Roland Garros, but a very good chance at Wimbledon,’ says Navratilova

Serena Williams has 'very little chance' of winning Roland Garros and she knows it, says Martina Navratilova, but Wimbledon will be different.Williams suffered an...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here