“Delicate Injury”: Dominic Thiem Reveals Not Returning to Tennis For 5 Weeks After Wimbledon Withdrawal

Published 07/02/2021, 6:48 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. 5 Dominic Thiem has had a pretty poor season in 2021 so far. He hasn’t won a tournament yet and has not been able to reach beyond the first round in many of those tournaments. Interestingly, he is not playing at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 as he injured his wrist at the Mallorca Open 2021.

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Dominic Thiem withdrew from the Mallorca Open 2021 after he suffered from a wrist injury in his very first match against Adrian Mannarino. The Austrian was leading 5-2 in the first set when this happened and as a result, he won’t be able to return to the court for about five weeks.

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

In a recent interview, Thiem gave details about his injury and about his comeback to the court. He mentioned that his injury is a delicate one and he would only return once it heals completely.

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“That is of course a bit of a delicate injury. I have to make sure that I let it heal properly. If I watch out for five weeks on the rails and really do nothing, then that should be done,” said Thiem in the interview.

(Quotes translated via Google Translate)

Thiem believes that if he does nothing and takes some rest, he’ll certainly be able to make a comeback pretty soon. However, for that, he’ll need to take good care of his injured wrist for about five weeks.

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“Far from the first to have this”- Dominic Thiem

A wrist injury is quite common amongst tennis players and Thiem too highlighted that he is not the first one who is going through this injury. A lot of players, including Juan Martin del Potro, have had some quite serious wrist injuries in their careers.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 6, 2021. Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his third-round match against Australia’s Alex de Minaur REUTERS/Juan Medina

“I’m far from the first to have this. If you pay attention, there shouldn’t be anything in the episode,” added the US Open 2020 champion.

It is highly unlikely that Dominic Thiem will now be a part of the Tokyo Olympics 2021. However, fans hope that he’ll be fit once again before the US Open 2021 so that he’ll be able to defend his title there. Will Thiem be able to win a title this year?

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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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