WATCH: Dominic Thiem’s First Practice in 4 Months Ahead of Injury Return

Published 10/12/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 6, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his third round match against Australia’s Alex de Minaur REUTERS/Juan Medina


Fans were heartbroken when Dominic Thiem couldn’t compete at the US Open to defend his title. Thiem is still recovering from his wrist injury and it looks unlikely that he will return to the court in 2021.

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Dominic Thiem injured his wrist in the first match of the Mallorca Open 2021. He failed to complete even a single set there and hasn’t returned to the court ever since.

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Dominic Thiem begins his first practice since injuring his wrist at the Mallorca Open 2021

There is some great news incoming for Thiem fans. The Austrian player has been recovering from his wrist injury for about four months now and it looks like he is finally getting back in shape to play again.

In a recent video, fans can see him practicing on the court, albeit with low intensity. Interestingly, it is for the first time since the Mallorca Open 2021 that the former US Open champion is back on the court and is undertaking a training session.

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Thiem in the 2021 tennis season

The 2021 tennis season has proved to be one of the worst seasons for Thiem. He didn’t win any tournaments and suffered some quite shocking losses this year.

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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 failing to qualify into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 2021, the Austrian faced first-round exits at the ATP Dubai, Lyon Open, and at the French Open 2021. He didn’t look in great touch and unfortunately, injured himself right ahead of the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

It is because of these poor performances that Thiem failed to bag any significant ATP points from the Grand Slams this year. Moreover, since he won’t be able to qualify for the ATP Finals 2021, it looks as if his 2021 season is almost over.

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Regardless of his form before the injury, fans are happy to Dominic Thiem back on the court. Will he be able to make a phenomenal comeback at the Australian Open next 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 1000 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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