22.06.2021 - 20:36 Uhr
Dominic Thiem’s grass-court debut at the Mallorca Championships was cut short after the second seed was forced to retire against Adrian Mannarino, after leading 5-2 in the first set on Tuesday. The reigning US Open champion was playing in his first grass-court event since 2019 at Wimbledon, and arrived in Mallorca looking for momentum after a first-round exit at Roland Garros (l. to Andjuar).Thiem came into the matchup with Mannarino with an 8-0 edge in their ATP Head2Head, contesting their first grass-court match. He looked set to extend his lead after making a fast start on centre court, powering his way to 5-2 and closing in on the first set. But at 15/0, the Austrian struck a forehand and appeared to injure his right wrist. After receiving a medical time out, Thiem retired from the match after 35 minutes played.[WATCH LIVE 2]“It’s nice for me to be in the quarter-finals, but winning this way is not so cool. I really like Dominic, he’s such a nice guy and I hope he will be feeling better soon,” Mannarino said in an on-court interview. “I hope it is not so serious, especially right before Wimbledon. "I’ve never beat him in the past and obviously he was leading in the scoreboard... I think I was playing okay until Dominic had to stop. I hope he is going to be okay and that I can make a good result here.”Mannarino advanced to the quarter-finals in Mallorca, where he awaits the winner between 39-year-old Feliciano Lopez and sixth seed Karen Khachanov.



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20.07.2021 - 22:19 Uhr

Dominic Thiem is back on court after suffering a right wrist injury last month. Well, sort of.The Austrian posted on Instagram on Tuesday that he is "finally back on court". However, the World No. 6 is not back to full tennis activites. Thiem hit lefty forehands, one-handed lefty backhands, lefty volleys and completed a series of footwork drills. He did not use his right hand. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dominic Thiem (@domithiem)The two-time Nitto ATP Finals runner-up suffered a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of his right wrist during his match against Adrian Mannarino at the Mallorca Championships on 22 June. A statement from his team two days later said he would wear a splint for five weeks, and he was still wearing one in his new video.Thiem owns a 9-9 record on the season, with his best result coming at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he advanced to the semi-finals. The 17-time tour-level champion made the biggest breakthrough of his career last year at the US Open, where he lifted his first Grand Slam trophy.

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