Thiem Expected to Improve "Around the US Open" According to Evert

Thiem Expected to Improve "Around the US Open" According to Evert

by Alex Waite

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Dominic Thiem has received backing from Chris Evert over making a resurgence leading up to the 2023 US Open.

2023 has generally been an inconsistent campaign so far for Thiem, who recently lost an epic three-set encounter against world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Madrid Open. Despite showing plenty of fight in the match, it followed first-round exits at the Australian Open, the Rio Open, the Chile Open, Indian Wells, and Miami this season for the 29-year-old.

However, despite the Austrian's recent struggles in ATP events, he continues to receive backing from high-profile tennis figures. The latest former great to support Thiem is 18-time Grand Slam winner Chris Evert, who told Punto de Break that the 2020 US champion is slowly showing signs of progression.

"I know we missed him a lot and that he is a very talented player, a great attraction for our sport and I am glad to see him back. I think he's looking better and better, lately you see him win a few games and he's still in the process of getting his confidence back. That's exactly what he needs,"

Evert told Punto de Break

Thiem recently revealed how the support of a sports physiologist helped with regaining some confidence and form in his game. This approach could be a strong long-term strategy and Evert believes rebuilding confidence and gaining more playing experience over the next few months could lead to an acceleration in progress before the US Open in September.

"You have that incentive, that motivation and I don't see any reason why you can't get back to that level. Everything is there. For confidence, he needs to play a huge number of matches. Maybe around the US Open he will be better than he is now,”


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