Dominic Thiem suffered a first-round exit at the Australian Open but said he believes he can get back to his best this season, he just needs to believe he can.

It’s Almost three years since Dominic Thiem won his maiden Grand slam title at the US OPEN. Since winning the US Open, Thiem has struggled a lot, making just 1 final appearance and also had a long spell out with a wrist injury that kept him out of the top300 in the world rankings, however, he has fought his way back to the top-100, which wasn’t also an easy ride.

“I expect that it’s going to be easier for me now in the biggest tournaments” Dominic Thiem woke up as a first-time Grand Slam champion On September 14, 2020. Hearing him speak after his US Open triumph, it was difficult not to think he felt relieved after the victory.

Few would have thought that in the following two years, Thiem would appear in just one final and would struggle for form even before last summer’s wrist injury that has seen him hit a decline in the world rankings.

After his long spell out, Thiem missed the 2022 Australian Open and returned to court at the end of March. On his Comeback, Thiem lost seven matches in a row before a much-needed victory on the ATP Challenger Tour. A week later, he got his first ATP Tour win in 426 days. “It’s a long time…it feels like a different world somehow,” said Thiem after overcoming Ruusuvuori.

Can Dominic Thiem Find His Way Back To The Top 10?

Thiem is a player with exceptional talent and his aggressive free-hitting game is a match for any opponent, particularly on clay. But it’s obviously a long way back, not just in the rankings, where Thiem is at #96, but also on the court. Although he’s made a little progress in the last months since his comeback, but he is still a mile off the player we know he can be. Thiem still has time on his side, and he still has a chance to rediscover his best.