Dominic Thiem’s comeback to tennis will be delayed another month, the Austrian announced earlier today.
Thiem was set to return in a few weeks but the former Australian Open finalist will miss Melbourne to continue to rehab his right wrist.
Thiem is hoping to be back for the South American clay swing in February.
“I am now feeling well again, my wrist is in optimal condition and I am practicing normally with a very good intensity.
“After the short holidays, my team and I have assessed all matters and we have decided to make some changes to my initial tournament schedule.
“I will not play this year at the Australian Open in Melbourne, a city that I love and where I have great memories of unforgettable matches,” Thiem wrote.
“I will miss the Australian fans but I will be back in 2023.
“We believe this is the right decision in order to have a good return to competition.”
Thiem hasn’t played since Mallorca in June.
— Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) December 28, 2021
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