Thiem promoter Bresnik: "I am not a rear-view mirror"
NEW YORK. The tennis player of Austria is under pressure after his illness at the US Open. He threatens to fall out of the top ten.
With the first time a Grand Slam final (Paris) was achieved, Dominic Thiem seemed to have leveled the way to the next step towards a secured Top-5 level for tennis. But then the Lower Austrian, who celebrates his 25th birthday on September 3, did not make his bid on the ATP tour. Six days before the start of the US Open in New York, full recovery is the most important thing.
A stubborn virus has tormented Thiem before the Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto. The result was a two-set defeat in the second round against Stefanos Tsitsipas, who avoided all the top ten players on his way to the last game. When Thiem did not feel any better in Cincinnati, he retired from the tournament just before his first appearance.
Günter Bresnik is in ninth place in the world rankings, who again threw balls for the first time on Sunday, these days with a careful start of the training back to competitive tennis.
The Masters opportunity is intact
Should Thiem not make the turn in Flushing Meadows, then he threatens the first time of the top ten since June 6, 2016. His coach Günter Bresnik does not like such announcements. Anyway, that happens at some point anyway, these are all things that I should not deal with, a normal person does not look in the rearview mirror, he drives away from the front, I'm not looking for rearview mirrors, " Bresnik to Tomorrow, open tie.
Thiem will not be in the top 8 during the last Grand Slam tournament of the year as the current number 9 for the first time in a while. He has scored 3005 points this year, exactly 530 more than a year ago, making him eighth in the race. The train on the way to third place at the ATP World Tour Finals in London en suite is far from exhausted. Even at an early stage in New York, where a decrease from the year before 180 for a round of sixteen points came from the ATP rating throughout the year, not.
After Flushing Meadows Thiem has the house Davis Cup in Graz against Australia from 14 to 16 September in the calendar. He then plays in St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Vienna and Paris-Bercy. Bresnik also considers a recent Masters participation as "not excluded".
Halep has problems
Romanian Simona Halep has canceled her participation in the tennis tournament in New Haven, the last test for the US Open. The world ranking and winner of the French Open, who last won the title in Montreal and was in the finals in Cincinnati, wants to take a break due to problems with the Achilles tendon.
"I've had so many matches in the past two weeks, so it's hard," Halep said. The 26-year-old had defeated Cincinnati on Sunday in the final of the same age Dutch Kiki Bertens 2: 6, 7: 6 (6), 2: 6.
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