Dominic Thiem has been sidelined since June due to a wrist injury.© AFP
Former US Open champion and world number three Dominic Thiem, who has been sidelined with a wrist injury since June, said Thursday that he hopes to be back on track at the Indian Wells Masters in March. Austrian star Thiem, 28, had planned to return to action this week in Argentina’s Cordoba, but withdrew due to pain in his hands between his knuckles. “In addition to the Cordoba Open, Dominic Thiem has also withdrawn from the Argentina Open, Rio Open and Chile Open. He will aim to make his comeback in the competition in Indian Wells in March,” said a statement from his management team.
Thiem, who won his only major at the 2020 US Open and placed second at the French Open twice, has dropped to 37th in the world during his extended absence.
“It is never easy to return to competition after a seven-month break. I will follow the doctor’s advice, rest for a few days and resume training next week,” said Thiem.
The Indian Wells tournament will run from March 10-20 and is the first Masters event of the season.
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