Dominic Thiem will not participate in the Rolex Paris Masters. It was in Vienna that the Austrian made his last appearance in 2022 with a defeat in the second round against Medvedev 6-3 6-3. Thiem, who has made a strong comeback from injury this season, was invited to the qualifying round of the Rolex Paris Masters.
However, the former world number 3, now ranked 113th in the world, declined the invitation to focus on the upcoming season. A wild card for the main draw would have made him think about it… But Thiem thinks he has the Melbourne draw assured. Not sure though.
“I’m going to focus entirely on preparing for next year”
“We decided that from now on I will focus entirely on the preparation for next year. I know I’ll end up with a ranking of about 100, 101 or 102, which should be enough to get me into the main draw of the Australian Open, so in normal situations that should be enough. In 2023, I want to start as a machine, that’s my only goal. Because of the wrist injury I suffered last year, I have not been able to combine tennis tournaments with daily physical training, but I know that it is this combination that will take me far in the future,” he said Thursday night in a press conference.
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