MONTE CARLO 2018

First sign of Dominic going to play Monte Carlo. His post on Instagram today 💕👓🌻🌞🎾🎾🎾🏆

 


Another update from Instagram. We can only guess, Dominic is going ahead with training, but some therapy is still necessary.

Update 8.08.2018, 21:11

Closer to Monte Carlo 🙂

Update 8.08.2018, 20:25


And finally officially confirmed by Bresnik !!!!!!!!!!

(original article in German is HERE)

After five weeks
Dominic Thiem celebrates his comeback in Monte Carlo!
Austria’s tennis star Dominic Thiem returns to the ATP tour at the Masters 1000 tournament in Monte Carlo starting on Sunday! This was explained by his trainer Günter Bresnik on Monday evening. The coach and his most prominent protégé will travel to the Principality on Thursday. Thiem returns to Monte Carlo from a five-week injury break.

The 24-year-old had a compression and bone marrow oedema in his right ankle after the injury in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 tournament against Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay on 12 March, forcing him to give up in the third set. The Austrian had to give up participating in the Masters 1000 tournament in Miami, now the Top7 feels ready again in time for the start of the European clay court season.

But Bresnik warned against hasty expectations: “First Dominic has to play a match and the tournament. Only then can you tell if the injury is over. He has to play sets now.” That happens before departure, on Monday a four-hour unit was on the agenda. Bresnik: “That was very intense, but he hasn’t served so much yet. But he’s completely pain-free for ten days now.”

Updated 9.04.2018, 22:38


13.04.2018, Friday at 18.30 CET draw ceremony – you can watch live HERE

14.04.2018, Saturday, after the first match of the day (starting at 11.00) there will be exhibition with Thiem, Zverev, Cilic, Dimitrov and Goffin (Djokovic not officially confirmed). No information so far, if it will be streamed.

Updated 10.10.2018,  10:55


Another confirmation of Thiem playing Monte Carlo 🙂

https://www.ubitennis.net/2018/04/dominic-thiem-ready-make-come-back-monte-carlo/

Updated 12.04.2018, 09:16


Dominic just in Monte Carlo, but … very bad weather and this is how first practice look like 🙁

Weather forecast for Monaco

Don’t forget. Tomorrow 18.30 CET draw ceremony streamed live HERE

Updated 12.04.2018, 2101


Weather Report Monte Carlo

This is actual meteo data and forecast, registered on an NETATMO home station nearest the courts. Looks after an outdoor practice for Dominic (and others) today 🙂

Updated 13.04.2018, 13:48


Apologies 🙁 It was my mistake. The link I described as streaming of draw ceremony opens ATP live score application. I could not find the live stream of the draw ceremony anywhere :(. Instead look maybe in half an hour or later here . Usually Wikipedia is the first to publish the draw.

Updated 13.04.2018, 18:27


Draw table finally starting to be filled out.

First Big Bang – Dominic is drawn in Nadal’s quarter – should he reach the QF, Rafa is waiting. Bad? Not really. It’s first tournament after injury. If the form is not yet there, to lose to Rafa in QF would be a kind of premature final. If the form is there, better to meet Rafa before getting tired 🙂

Updated 13.04.2018, 19:35


And there we go 😉 Haase or Rublev Dominic’s first opponent in second round, in third round it’s Djokovic or Coric. Nice 🙂 No Angstgegner until QF, ha, ha, ha …

Updated 13.04.2018, 19:38


Sandgren, Shapovalov, Dimitrov and Goffin – all in second quarter. So Sandgren not earlier than in semifinal 🙂

Updated 13.04.2018, 19:43


And here is the full draw

Updated 13.04.2018, 20:05


Full main draw as PDF file, you can watch or download if you want 🙂

MDS

Updated 13.04.2018, 20:28


Weather update Monte Carlo

Looks good.  Today a charity event with Dominic Thiem just after the first qualifying match, starting at 11.00 CET. Probably not streamed 🙁 but maybe some video will be available later somewhere.

Dominic has BYE in first round, starting on Monday, so will probably play first on Wednesday. Good – he needs time for practice on clay, especially on Monte Carlo clay.

No information so far; if Bresnik will be there, but I think, he will to take care of Dominic’s competitive recovery.

Update 14.04.2018, 07:51


Dominic+Rafa practice in Monte Carlo

(TennisTV Instastory)

It’s only a flash, but a kind of proof, Dominic is healthy and fit. Would Rafa want to practice with Dominic, if he was not in good shape? Well, Rafa is a good friend and would maybe help Dominic to catch rhythm after the injury pause. But still – I think, Rafa believes to meet Dominic in QF. Let it be!


Charity “match” Monte Carlo with Thiem, Djokovic, Zverev, Dimitrov, Goffin, Cilic and Pouille

Not very entertaining, but still some look on Domi on MC court 🙂

https://www.dropbox.com/s/siddrmh83z7l3dv/CHARITYMonteCarlo9.mp4?dl=0

Updated 14.04.2018, 16:42


Another look on guys from the charity event

Which one would you prefer to be able to play?

Updated 14.04.2018, 18:23


This one should have been first – first practice in Monte Carlo with Filip Krajinovic (nice guy and player, only 1 year older than Domi)

Updated 14.04.2018, 18:33


Dominic’s practice today – a serve 🙂 Not bad – caution, danger ⚠⚠⚠

Updated 15.04.2018, 12:55


Another practice today, this time with Marin Cilic – looks to move free 🙂

Updated 15.04. 2018, 20:00


Monte Carlo Interview

And HERE you find a comment and partly transcript of the interview.

Updated 16.04.2018, 10:13


Volley practice Monte Carlo

Updated 16.04.2018, 20:40

Another practice in Monte Carlo with Galo Blanco

(poor Galo – tomorrow his 2 pupils will clash)

 

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