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Dominic Thiem injury ‘not typical’ says physio but he expects Austrian to make London

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Dominic Thiem should be fit to play the ATP Finals in London this month despite pulling out of the Paris Masters, says he coach.

Thiem struggled badly with blisters in his Vienna quarter-final defeat to Andrey Rublev on Thursday, with him almost immediately withdrawing from Paris, which starts next week.

However, his physio Alex Stober says that while the blisters are not serious, there are also not typical.

“[Thiem] did not suffer from a typical blister [but] rather a tissue contusion on the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe,” Stober told Der Standard.

“I’m sure that he can prepare for London in the next four or five days.”

It has been suggested that Thiem’s Adidas footwear is responsible for what is becoming a  persistent struggle with blistering, but his manager has spoken out in defence of their partner.

“We do everything with Adidas,” Herwig Straka explained. “It is measured, tested and tried again and again.”

Dominic Thiem looks almost certain to finish the year as world number three now, securing himself the third seed at the Australian Open.


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