Published on January 28, 2022 at 7:24 p.m.
Absent from the courts since June, Dominic Thiem will return to competitors subsequent week. His father believes that we should always not expect nice outcomes earlier than March.
This Monday, Dominic Thiem will occupy the thirty seventh place within the ATP rankings as a result of lack of factors in his closing on the Australian Open 2020. The 28-yr-outdated Austrian has by no means been so poorly ranked since May 2015. Injured on the wrist since final June throughout a match in opposition to Adrian Mannarino on the turf of Mallorca, the previous world No. 3 has chained packages for seven months, notably lacking three Grand Slam tournaments. But subsequent week, the person with 17 titles on the ATP circuit (together with the US Open 2020) will make his comeback to competitors, on the clay courts of Cordoba, Argentina., the place he might be seeded No. 2 (Diego Schwartzman being No. 1) and the place he'll play for the primary time in his profession. But based on his father Wolfgang, who spoke in an Austrian newspaper, do not expect nice outcomes instantly.
Thiem in nice form for Indian Wells?
“He is okay, every part is so as together with his wrist. But do not expect miracles after this troublesome damage. Even if every part is nicely healed, the issue of a attainable overload continues to be current. It's like a skier – if he is torn a cruciate ligament, he additionally has muscle issues. If all goes as deliberate, it ought to be totally aggressive once more from mid‐March in Indian Wells. After Cordoba, Dominic Thiem will proceed his South American tour on clay with tournaments in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile. He will then proceed with the 2 North American Masters 1000 on arduous, in Indian Wells and Miami. If his wrist permits it, after all. With solely 185 factors to defend by early March, the Austrian can start his comeback to safe seeded standing at Roland-Garros.