“Already Moved On”: Dominic Thiem Reveals Details on Ongoing Feud With Former Physiotherapist

Published 09/25/2021, 2:00 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 30: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts during match against Pablo Andujar of Spain in the first round of the men singles at the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France on May 30, 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem was the first male 1990s born player to win a Grand Slam title. In recent years, he has been a dominant force who has managed to give the likes of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic a run for their money. 

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However, things have not gone as per Dominic Thiem’s plans this season. He has struggled with form and injuries have added to his woes. To make matters worse, there have also been changes in his camp. His physiotherapist, Alex Stober launched a verbal attack on Thiem after the pair parted ways after six years. 

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The US Open 2020 champion released a statement today that stated, “I would have loved to have kept this issue private but following some disappointing stories in the media, I decided that it is important that I share my side of the story and will be addressing the media in due course. We have already moved on but I hope this will allow me to draw a line under the experience and let me focus on getting back to full fitness in order to start playing again as soon as possible.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts in the third set during his Men’s Singles final match against and Alexander Zverev of Germany on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Coming on to tennis, Thiem began competing in Melbourne and lost in the fourth round. He went down to Grigor Dimitrov. After that, he registered a dismal performance at Roland Garros, losing in the opening round. It came as a shock as he has been a two-time finalist. 

He then withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open due to a wrist injury. That summed up his season and he now looks forward to getting back to full fitness for the upcoming season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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