Dominic Thiem gained’t return to motion this week in any case, however there was a bit of excellent information for the Austrian as his newest damage setback will not be associated to his long-standing wrist drawback.
The 2020 US Open champion suffered a severe wrist damage on the Mallorca Championships in June and, after lacking the second half of the 2021 season – together with Wimbledon and his US Open title defence – Thiem had excessive hopes of returning to motion forward of the 2022 Australian Open.
Nonetheless, he was pressured to tug out of the season-opening Grand Slam as his workforce felt it was “the proper choice as a way to have an excellent return to competitors”.
They then pencilled within the Cordoba Open – which runs till February 6 – as his comeback occasion, however that has now additionally fallen by means of as a hand damage pressured him out.
“Within the final days, I suffered a minor damage between my knuckles, slightly pressure of my ligament,” the Austrian mentioned.
“The constructive factor is the wrist is completely nice, however I’m struggling ache in my hand and in addition missing apply, so I’ve to tug out.
“I’m very unhappy, however I’m going to return again as soon as I’m 100 per cent match, and thanks a lot for the good and heat welcome I had right here in Cordoba.”