Dominic Thiem won’t make his comeback on South American clay. Already forfeited for the Cordoba event, the place he was to play his first event in additional than seven months earlier than lastly giving up, the 28-year-old Austrian additionally withdrew from the desk in Buenos Aires (February 7-13), Rio de Janeiro (February 14-20) and Santiago (21-27). The former world No. 3, now thirty seventh at ATP, hopes to compete within the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, from March 10 to twenty.
“It’s never easy to come back after being sidelined for seven months”
While his proper wrist, which had stored him out of motion because the Mallorca grass court docket event in June, is not an issue for him, Thiem has been experiencing joint ache in his proper hand in current days. “Training was going well in Vienna and I’m very happy to have fully recovered in my wrist. Unfortunately, I suffered a slight setback in Santiago which forced me to temporarily stop training,” he mentioned in a press release.
“It’s by no means simple to come back again after being sidelined for seven months.admits the winner of the US Open 2020. I’ll observe my physician’s recommendation. After a couple of days of relaxation, I’ll resume coaching subsequent week. I have to spend a while on the court docket earlier than coming again. » Thiem will spend the subsequent few weeks in Miami.