Thiem won't require surgery

05 October 2021 20:08:51 GMTPlus11
Dominic Thiem has ruled out surgery on his wrist

Dominic Thiem says he is "really looking forward" to his return to action after confirming he won't need surgery on a wrist injury that has kept him sidelined since June.

The Austrian is 8/1 to win the Australian Open in 2022 and is 7/1 to claim a second Grand Slam title at the French Open.

Grand Slam pedigree

Thiem is a four-time Grand Slam finalist and claimed his maiden Major crown at the US Open in 2020.

However, last season was marred by injuries and Thiem was unable to add to the 17 titles he has secured on the ATP Tour.

The 28-year-old picked up a wrist injury at the Mallorca Open in June, which forced him to skip Wimbledon and miss the defence of his US Open title.

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As a result, Thiem slipped to world number eight in the rankings and his best result this season came on his beloved clay at the Madrid Open, where he reached the semi-finals.

Optimism going forward

Despite a difficult season, Thiem shared some positive news and insists he won't require surgery.

Speaking to Twitter, the Austrian ace said: "I was in Belgium to decide if I need surgery on my wrist or not and luckily I have very, very good news. I won't need the surgery.

"It's really stable and it's looking good, my wrist. The next week I have to make it more flexible and strengthen my wrist, do everything to prepare to slowly start playing tennis again.

He added: "I'm really looking forward to it. It's been a pretty long time without a racquet and I honestly miss it."

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