“Cannot Yet Be Described”: Father Unsure About Dominic Thiem’s Comeback at US Open 2021

Published 08/12/2021, 4:00 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his first round match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


World No. 6 Dominic Thiem is not having a great season. He is yet to win a title after his US Open 2020 triumph and is currently hoping to make a comeback on the court.

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Dominic Thiem injured himself in the very first round of the Mallorca Open 2021. He couldn’t complete a single set there and hasn’t returned to the court ever since then.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 4, 2021. Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his round of 32 match against Marcos Giron of the U.S. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

In a recent interview to Tennisnet.com, Thiem’s father, Wolfgang Thiem, revealed that the Austrian player is back to training and is working really hard. Wolfgang also mentioned that Dominic’s physiotherapist was helping him to make an incredible comeback soon. However, Wolfgang didn’t specify when exactly fans will be able to see Dominic back on the court.

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“Dominic has been back in fitness training for two and a half weeks and is working on the basis again. He does a lot with Alex Stober, his physiotherapist,” said Wolfgang in the interview.

(Quotes have been translated)

Thiem injured his wrist at the Mallorca Open 2021. Even though it is hard for him to play at the Cincinnati Masters 2021, fans still believe that he’ll be fine and play at the US Open 2021 to defend his title.

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Father says that it is impossible to make any predictions about the comeback of Dominic Thiem

Wolfgang stated that although Thiem is training hard, it is not possible to make any sort of predictions about his return at the moment. He highlighted that his son is still in his preparatory phase and is recovering from the wrist injury.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021. Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his first round match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

“Therefore he is fully in the preparatory phase. Playing tennis cannot yet be described as such. It will take a few days before the medical okay. It is impossible to make predictions,” added Wolfgang.

It’ll be intriguing to see whether Dominic Thiem will be able to make a comeback in New York or not. Fans have huge expectations from him and want him to regain his form and momentum quickly. Will he be able to end the 2021 season on a high note?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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