Physio Alex Stober has given an update on the condition of Dominic Thiem after the Austrian tennis star suffered an injury on Tuesday in Mallorca. Thiem, ranked at No. 5 in the world, was up 5-2 on Adrian Mannarino when he suffered a wrist injury.
Thiem immediately stopped the game and a physio was called to the court. After receiving a medical time out, the top-ranked Austrian tennis player decided to call it a match. Thiem didn't want to risk nothing the week before Wimbledon but so far everything is a speculation regarding his condition.
The Austrian will do an MRI in hospital to check out whether there is any structural damage. "At the moment we can only guess. He has suffered a wrist injury, some kind of twisting. Cracking is never a good sign. Let's hope it was just a twist in the wrist, with the carpal bone perhaps a slight capsule injury," Stober said, per Nikolaus Fink.
Thiem was playing good versus Mannarino
Thiem claimed the first break of the match in the sixth game and took a 5-2 lead over Mannarino. The Austrian unfortunately injured his wrist in the second point of the eighth game and not a single point was played after the injury.
“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”. It remains to be seen if former world No. 3 Thiem will be forced to skip Wimbledon.