World No. 12 has been out with a right wrist injury
The former World No. 3 has been recovering from a right wrist injury that he sustained at the Mallorca Championships in June. Thiem revealed last month that he would not require surgery on his wrist, which prevented him from defending his US Open title in September, with his recovery stepping up in recent weeks.
Thiem Announces No Need For Wrist Surgery
“I am very happy to announce that my recovery is going well,” Thiem wrote on social media. “The MRI I did today showed that my wrist injury has improved significantly. A couple of weeks ago I started playing with soft balls and was able to switch to normal tennis balls during yesterday’s practice session…the objective [is] to return to the Tour for the 2022 Australian Open.”