Dominic Thiem ATP return

Dominic Thiem faces possibility of nine-year ATP rankings low between now and Roland Garros

Dominic Thiem could fall lower in the ATP rankings than he has ever been since August 2013 before Roland Garros rolls around in late May.

After just this week, as 250 ranking points from his 2019 Barcelona Open title drop, the Austrian will fall from 54th in the world to at least 93rd, possibly lower depending on results for other players.

That loss of points will leave Thiem on a tally of 725, but his worries will only continue from there.

The former world number three holds 450 of those points from Madrid and Rome last year, points which will drop from his ranking by the middle of May once the Italian Open concludes.

That would place Thiem as low as outside the ATP top 200, his lowest ranking for nearly 10 years, since he was just 19 years old in August 2013.

Following Roland Garros, Thiem will lose a further 180 ranking points, leaving him with just 95 points to his name.

Of course, all that assumes that in that time the Austrian will not claim any ATP points as he moves through the clay season.

While that is highly unlikely, he is still left with a tough task on the red dirt in Europe.

After exiting the Serbia Open this week, Thiem will next be on court at the ATP 250 Estoril Open after accepting a wildcard to play the Portuguese tournament.

He said of the wildcard: “I would like to thank the Millennium Estoril Open for the invitation and wild card to play the event this year in Cascais.

“I’ve heard great things about the event and I am looking forward to coming to Portugal to play and to start my comeback, thank you.”

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