Dominic Thiem Suffers a Major Setback Before US Open 2020 Finals

Published 09/12/2020, 7:54 AM EDT
Dominic Theim after slipping for the 7th time during the semis of US Open 2020. Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem booked his spot in the US Open 2020 finals after defeating Daniil Medvedev in straight sets. The world number 3 was aggressive during the entire length of play.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, the one thing that caused him some discomfort was his slippery shoes. He slipped a total of seven times during the game.

Reports claim that he will be fit by Sunday to play against Alexander Zverev in his second Grand Slam final of the year. But the Austrian tennis player has suffered an impingement after hyper-extension in his right foot. His physio, Alex Stober, is continuously monitoring him. At the moment, the priority is to heel any swelling.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Stober believes that Thiem will be fit by Sunday, but that is definitely a setback for the young star. Thiem, who was the runner-up in the Australian Open 2020, would surely like to cross the finishing line this time.

“What kind of shoes are these!”- Dominic Thiem complained during the match

Dominic Thiem checking with his sore ankle after slipping numerous times on the court. Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

It was during the third set that Thiem really got exasperated and frustrated. His shoes were repeatedly slipping, resulting in a sore ankle. He was unable to find his grip on several occasions during the match.

“What kind of shoes are these! I’ve slipped 7 times already. Incredible,” anguished Thiem, in German.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

There are no reasons to cast any doubt over Thiem’s grit. He was struggling with his grip on the court but still managed to defeat one of the best tennis stars of this generation.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Fans wish to see a great US Open 2020 final between Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev. Therefore, they also wish that the World no.3 recovers soon.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Anshul Singh

1303 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT