Dominic Thiem has been given a wildcard to the 2021 Hamburg European Open, an ATP 500 event that starts on July 12.
The Austrian, who pulled out of the Olympics earlier this month, has signed up to compete in the tournament again next year.
Dominic Thiem said in a statement released by the organizers that he was “extremely thrilled” to return to the claycourt event and that he aims to win the championship that eluded him in his previous three appearances.
“I’m very happy to be coming back to Hamburg. I hope to play a great tournament in front of the German crowd and I hope to lift the trophy for the first time,” Dominic Thiem said in a statement.
Dominic Thiem has never advanced past the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Open. In 2014, he played in the German city for the first time, winning two sets before falling in the round of 16 to Leonardo Mayer.
In 2018, the Austrian went one step further, reaching the quarterfinals and losing to Nicolas Jarry. In 2019, Thiem made another last-eight appearance, this time falling to eventual finalist Andrey Rublev.
Dominic Thiem will play the ATP 500 event in Hamburg in 2021 and 2022.
— Nikolaus Fink (@NikolausFink) June 22, 2021
Upto 3,500 spectators per day will be permitted to catch Dominic Thiem in action at 2021 Hamburg European Open
The Hamburg European Open organizers announced in a statement that up to 3,500 spectators will be allowed inside the venue each day. Fans will need to be fully vaccinated, recovered, or tested COVID-19 negative.
“On Tuesday, the city of Hamburg made the decision to allow 3,500 spectators per day. Advance ticket sales for the 2021 European Open start this Wednesday (June 23 at 2 p.m.) via the online ticket shop on the tournament,” the statement read.
Dominic Thiem, who has pulled out of the Olympics, will however play ATP Hamburg, where he signed a two-year deal. pic.twitter.com/P4ufhO85I1
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 22, 2021
Dominic Thiem’s results have been hampered by mental and physical concerns since the beginning of the year. The 27-year-old will be hoping to change his luck at Wimbledon, which starts next Monday.