Austrian tennis fans must continue to be patient. Because Dominic Thiem has decided to postpone his return to the tennis court. Actually he wanted to make his comeback at the Indian Wells. But nothing will come of it. Originally, there was speculation about a return to the Australian Open, then to South America. But Austria’s tennis ace will not be on the center court for the time being: “I’m sorry for my fans. The last time I played Indian Wells I won the tournament. I love playing in the US. I can’t wait to be back soon,” Thiem said on social media.
“I had a good week of training. The wrist is perfectly fine. The hand is getting better and better. However, I have decided to skip the tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami and start on clay. It’s the surface I feel comfortable on. I think it’s the perfect time to start there,” said Thiem.
Dominic Thiem played his last match on Mallorca in June 2020. He sustained a wrist injury at this tournament. The current break also has an impact on the world rankings. The Lichtenwörther dropped back to 52nd place.