Dominic Thiem spoke about the US Open and while he would love for it to go ahead he is well aware that safety comes first.
The US Open is one of the biggest tournaments that is going to be played this season as of know. The situation is fluid and anything could change in a matter of hours but as of now, the tournament is set to go ahead despite the ongoing pandemic. Speaking to the Austrian ORF Dominic Thiem said:
“I think in the next five to seven days there will be a decision. Of course, I hope it (the US Open) will go ahead, but safety comes first of course. We have to follow countries’ governments – if they see any danger, they won’t allow a tournament, especially such a big one as the US Open.”
The number of cases in the US has been on the rise in the past few weeks as the restrictions have been lessened. Patrick Mouratoglou called the decision to go ahead with the slam as madness so there is a lot of differentiating opinions on the matter.
During the interview, Thiem was also asked about his Adria Tour participation. He admitted that it was a huge mistake by all of them. He also added: “We all acted much too euphoric. The most important is that we learn from our mistakes.”
Whether the New York State Governor will be euphoric to announce the go ahead for the US Open remains to be seen but clarity should come in a few days as Thiem pointed out.