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‘The Most Unpleasant Injury’ – Father Puts Dominic Thiem’s Wimbledon Participation in Doubt Following His Recent Debacle

Published 05/30/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

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Even though Dominic Thiem is back on the tour, he has been struggling to find his form. In June 2021, while playing at the Mallorca Open, Thiem suffered a wrist injury. Being of a serious nature, the injury forced him to stay out of the tour for the remaining season. After recovering from the injury, he has been trying to find his form in every tournament he is playing. However, even after repeated tries, he continues to struggle.

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He recently tried his luck at the 2022 French Open. But, the two-time finalist suffered yet another first-round exit at the French Open.


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Father of Dominic Thiem puts Thiem’s Wimbledon in doubt

Over the years, the clay court has been the favorite and the most successful court for Thiem. Looking at the stats, he has won 10 of his 17 singles titles on the red surface. He also has a whopping 72.3% success rate on the surface. Keeping the stats in mind, clay was the most anticipated court for Thiem’s return. However, after failing to perform even on the clay surface, the former World No. 3 along with his team has opted to take a brief break from the tour.

In a recent interaction with his father, Wolfgang Thiem, he revealed that his son will be on a training block for the coming 3-4 weeks. However, the final duration of the training could vary depending on the body’s adaptation. Even though he informed about Thiem’s training block, he looked confident that his son would make a strong comeback on the tour.


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He said, “He’s on his way back. I can guarantee that Dominic is motivated and wants to play again.” Going further, he also spoke about the injury. Opening up about the seriousness of the injury, he said, “But the injury was very, very, very serious. Probably the most unpleasant injury for a tennis player. That’s why it takes time. He’s coming back, and if everything goes well, then he will give us a lot of joy again.”


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After the French Open, Thiem was scheduled to play clay-court challengers and then the Grass court season. However, with the training block in place, he is set to miss the challenger. Meanwhile, going ahead, his participation in Wimbledon remains in doubt.

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Written by:

Ahmar Wasif


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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.
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Deepakshi Chaudhary