Former US Open champion suffers ‘minor setback’


Dominic Thiem’s return to motion has as soon as once more been delayed after he suffered a setback, which compelled him to briefly cease coaching.
The 2020 US Open has not set foot on court docket since he picked up a severe wrist harm on the Mallorca Championships in June final 12 months, lacking the second half of the 2021 marketing campaign, together with the defence of his title at Flushing Meadows.
After initially pencilling within the Australian Open as a comeback occasion, he was suggested to not play on the season-opening main and pushed his return date again.
Subsequent up was the Cordoba Open, however he additionally pulled out on the eve of the match attributable to a minor finger harm – which was not associated to his authentic wrist downside.
Nevertheless, he has since withdrawn from three extra occasions – the Argentina Open, Rio Open and Chile Open – and has focused the Indian Wells Masters, which will get underway on March 7, for a potential return.

“Coaching was going properly in Vienna and I’m so pleased that I’ve made a full restoration concerning my wrist,” he stated in an announcement.
“Sadly, I’ve suffered this minor setback in Santiago, which has compelled me to briefly cease coaching.
“It’s by no means straightforward to come back again after being away from competitors for seven months. I’ll observe my physician’s recommendation and after resting a few days, I’ll begin coaching once more subsequent week.
“I want some constant time on-court earlier than making my comeback.”

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