“I Need to be Patient”- Dominic Thiem Opens Up on His Injury Ahead of US Open 2021 Return

Published 07/15/2021, 3:42 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem walks off the court after losing his first round match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The Austrian star, Dominic Thiem, has begun his road to recovery following an unfortunate injury at the Mallorca Open. The 27-year-old was leading the opening set by 5-2 against Adrian Mannarino in the second-round match. However, disaster struck when he went down in pain, holding his wrist. Eventually, Thiem retired from the game and withdrew from the tournament. As a result, he also missed the 2021 Wimbledon Championship.


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However, Dominic has begun his journey to full fitness already. A video was posted on Thiem’s Instagram, and fans were pleased to see the Austrian back in the gym, preparing for his return to the court.


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“I need to be patient”- Dominic Thiem

The 2021 season has been a tough one for Dominic Thiem. Limited by unexpected injuries and some shocking defeats, he has struggled to show any form of consistency. As a result, Thiem has a dismissal win-loss record of 9-9. However, the Austrian chooses to not focus much on these numbers and has dedicated his attention to regaining full fitness.



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Following his injury, Dominic traveled to Spain to meet a specialist. There, he found out more about his injury, and said, “Tests found that there is a ‘detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist.” It is an injury that will not allow him to compete in the circuit for several weeks.

The current US Open Champion is hopeful of making a return to the tournament. He is looking forward to a chance to defend his title. “I somehow hope that I may be able to play the US Open. As defending champion, playing in New York would be a dream,” Thiem said.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 7, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his quarter final match against John Isner of the U.S. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

However, speeding up his rehabilitation process can do a lot more bad than good. Even though he believes his injury is healing at a quicker rate, Dominic realizes the importance of patience in a recovery process. “The healing in my wrist is progressing and it is definitely going better than expected. Of course, I need to be patient and let everything heal completely,” he said.

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Thiem is enjoying life off-court

Recovering from an injury is both a physical and a mental challenge. However, Dominic seems to have aced both. The Austrian is enjoying his time off-court, attending his favorite sporting events, and meeting entities from different sporting worlds.


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Dominic Thiem is a fighter. His character and resilience are a testament to his determination and spirit. As he continues his journey in rehab, fans hope that this positive attitude helps boost Dominic’s recovery process. His followers would love to see the reigning US Open Champion take to the court once again.


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