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Dominic Thiem reveals his ‘wrist issues’ have returned in social media video

Dominic Thiem has revealed that he has started to face ‘issues’ with his wrist again, that originally troubled the Austrian back in 2021.

Thiem has only played eight matches so far this season, recently withdrawing from the Challenger event in Napoli that caused concerns amongst his fans.

And the former world No.3 has opened up about his current fitness situation in a video on Instagram, “Hello everyone! I have a short update for you! Thanks for listening and supporting me! There were many rumours in the last days and I want to make it through my own social media, because I want to make sure that you all get to know the truth.”

The 30-year-old continued, “As you all know, I started to practice again with my dad after the Australian Open to get back to the practice that made me really good. We started to practice like I did when I was younger with a lot of intensity, a lot of strokes, a lot of hours on the court. Unfortunately a little bit before the Challenger in Hungary, the first tournament back for me, my wrist started to make some issues again.

“I started to have those clicks again, which bothered me also straight after I came back from the injury three years ago. And also this strange feeling came back and it turned into pain in the last weeks, and there’s a minor inflammation there. That’s why I also pulled out of the Napoli Challenger last week.”

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Thiem originally struggled with his wrist at the Mallorca Championships back in 2021, and despite his recent concerns is planning to return to the ATP Tour in Estoril next week.

“Right now the situation is that I turned down the volume a bit. I’m practising a little bit less, also a little bit shorter because chances are good that I can make it to Estoril, that I can play there,” explained the 2020 US Open champion. “That’s the plan as well. I want to start playing there which is my goal.”

Inside the baseline…

Although the news is not great for Dominic Thiem fans, some thought that the Austrian was going to announce his retirement when they saw the nature of the video, so this is slightly preferable. Almost ever since Thiem won his first major at the US Open back in 2020, it has been downhill ever since with injuries and it is hard to believe that he will ever be able to return to that same form ever again.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.