Three-times Grand Slam finalist Dominic Thiem aims to play at the US Open 2020 amidst ongoing uncertainty. However, Austrian feels this year’s US Open tournament will be less important than Australian Open 2020.
While Thiem has a great chance to win his maiden grand title in Flushing Meadows, But, he believes it will not be interested due to the absence of spectators and top players.
Moreover, this year’s US Open will take place behind closed doors as a reason for the Coronavirus pandemic. And also, the top players like, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Gael Monfils, Ashleigh Barty, Elina Svitolina, and Kiki Bertens have already announced their withdrawal from the event.
World Number three Dominic Thiem said in an Interview with Standard, “When the tour resumes, I will be ready. If it is not played, I will be a little more time at home. I see it in a neutral way. Tennis is one of the biggest sports in the world, and others like Formula 1 and basketball have already returned. It’s time for tennis to continue this trend.”
“I am Looking Forward To Playing” At US Open 2020 – Dominic Thiem
Right now, Thiem looks an opportunity to win his maiden majors’ title. For this reason, he would like to play not only the US Open and French Open as well.
“The expectations for me are quite high. All of us will have a completely new experience. There will be no spectators, a very small team, staying only in the hotel.” Austrian added.
You have to be honest and keep in mind that many top players will not attend the tournament. That means going far in this tournament would be worth much less than normal compared to the Australian Open this year. Despite that, I am looking forward to playing”, Thiem concluded.
Notably, Dominic Thiem missed his three Grand Slam titles in 2018 and 2019 French Open against Rafael Nadal. Moreover, he recently lost to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open 2020.