Dominic Thiem: Unfortunate mistake in recovery process resulted in me ending season

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Dominic Thiem: Unfortunate mistake in recovery process resulted in me ending season

2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem revealed that a "mistake" happened in his recovery process from a wrist injury and that ultimately led to him calling it a season. In June at the Mallorca Open, Thiem suffered a wrist injury.

Thiem pulled out of Wimbledon but he was hopeful that he would be ready for the US Open. Instead, Thiem ended up calling it a season in August. "As most of you know, a few months ago I decided to make some changes to my team structure.

This was all announced and we are happy with the changes we made. These changes didn't affect my core competition team which has remained the same throughout," Thiem said in a statement posted on his social media. "Unfortunately as you all know, I picked up a freak injury in the build up to Wimbledon.

I worked hard with the wrist specialists and my team to agree the best recovery plan. In hindisght, during this recovery process, an unfortunate mistake resulted in me missing not only the US Open, but ultimately the rest of the season."

Thiem was called out by his former physiotherapist

Just a day earlier, Alex Stober told Tennisnet that Thiem didn't have the courage to tell him they were done. "I was absolutely loyal to Dominic for six years - and then he doesn't even have the courage to tell me that we are no longer working together," Stober said.

Thiem initially didn't want to reveal that a mistake had happened but decided after seeing some "disappointing stories in the media." "I would have loved to have kept this issue private but following some disappointing stories in the media, I have decided that is is important that I share my side of the story and will be addressing the media in due course," Thiem added.

"We have already moved on but I hope this will allow me to draw a line under the experience and let me focus on getting back to full fitness in order to start playing again as soon as possible."