WATCH: Dominic Thiem Shows Off His Juggling Skills On Clay Court

Published 07/14/2021, 11:53 PM EDT
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 16: Milos Raonic of Canada looks dejected during his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria in the semifinals of the men’s singles on March 16, 2019 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


Dominic Thiem had to cut short his 2021 tour after the Austrian injured his wrist at the Mallorca Open. However, he has displayed his juggling skills by utilizing his leg efficiently. The World No.6 was the number two seed at the Mallorca Open when he injured his wrist during his second-round match.

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Thiem had to withdraw from the Wimbledon Championships due to his injury, as a result of which he dropped in rankings as well. However, the Austrian is hopeful of a return on the court at the US Open in August to defend his title.

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Dominic Thiem showing off his juggling skills

The Austrian was shooting for Jan Stollberg, film director, as he displayed his juggling skills in front of the crew. Thiem posted an Instagram story with his right wrist plastered due to the injury he suffered in Mallorca.

Thiem did not take part in any event this summer; however, his national soccer team did contest at the Euro 2020 Championships. They lost to eventual champions, Italy, in the round of 16 stages. Thiem could not support them at the stadium; however, he did cheer for them from home.

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Thiem enjoying his time off the court

Dominic Thiem is on his road to recovery, as he prepares for a comeback. However, his time off the court has been an entertaining one, as he has been attending F1 races. The Austrian attended the Styrian GP as well as the Spielberg GP.

He described his experience at the races on his website, as he also met a few other sports stars. The tennis star met Timo Werner, German Soccer star, and Sebastian Vettel, German racer. After a difficult year, Thiem moved down a place in the rankings and is experiencing a 9-9 win-loss record. Thiem deserved the much-needed break from the court.

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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

After a series of poor performances at the major events, Thiem will be looking for a great result at the US Open. The injury forced the Austrian to withdraw from the Swiss Open at Gstaad, beginning from Saturday, July 17.

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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