Dominic Thiem Roland Garros 2020

Thiem to ‘return stronger as a player’ claims expert after French Open exit

A respected tennis analyst gave his explanation for the continued struggles of Thiem after the world No. 4 lost in the French Open first round.

Greg Rusedski understands the difficulties facing US Open champion Dominic Thiem after the Austrian suffered his earliest French Open exit ever at the hands of Pablo Andujar.

“With all the effort needed to win his first major, Thiem has not managed to get his form back yet,” Rusedski tweeted following the result.

“For most players, it takes at least a year to adjust after winning their first major. He will be back stronger as a player.”

Dominic Thiem has a less than stellar 9-8 win-loss record for 2021, including 4-3 on clay. Having twice reached the French Open final in 2018 and 2019, this first round loss will no doubt be a massive shock to the system for Thiem.