Dominic Thiem has to continue to exercise patience
After an endurance test on Monday, Austria's number one did not announce any details about further developments for the time being.
An endurance test on Monday should have revealed whether Austria's best tennis player can avoid an operation or not, but the long wait followed instead of the good news. After his first round at the French Open at the lawn tournament in Mallorca on June 22nd, Dominic Thiem suffered a complicated injury on his hitting hand and had to wear a splint, but then started training again too early – and suffered a setback.
The 28-year-old from Lower Austria was only able to take off the splint on September 28th and start mobilizing the wrist. “If the tape remains stable, I start playing tennis. If it pops out again, I have to have an operation, ”said Thiem before the test.
Australia is the destination
There should now be clarity at the latest next Monday at a media date announced by his Spanish management agency Kosmos. But even before that, Austria's number one will express itself on its social media channels. Ideally – no surgery required – Thiem wants to make his comeback at the Australian Open.
If intervention is unavoidable, it should be February or March before the 2020 US Open winner can intervene again.
Due to the timing of his return, a conflict developed with the long-time physiotherapist Alex Stober, who then learned through the media that he was no longer part of the Thiem team. Thiem accused him of the wrong decision at the time.