Thiem Withdraws From Indian Wells & Miami

  • Posted: Mar 07, 2022

Thiem Withdraws From Indian Wells & Miami

Austrian is targeting a return to action on clay

Dominic Thiem announced Monday that he has withdrawn from this month’s BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open presented by Itau.

The Austrian has not competed at a tour-level event since June when he suffered a right wrist injury at the Mallorca Championships.

“I [have] had really good practice weeks,” Thiem said on a video on Instagram. “The wrist is perfectly fine and the hand is getting better and better, but I have still decided to pull out of Indian Wells and Miami to start on the clay courts. It is still the surface I feel the most comfortable [on], so I think it is the perfect time to start there.

“I would have loved to play in the [United] States and I am really sorry for my fans. Last time I played in Indian Wells I won the tournament so I love to play in the States and I can’t wait to be back soon.”

The former World No. 3 lifted the trophy in Indian Wells in 2019, while his best result in Miami was a run to the quarter-finals in 2015. The 28-year-old is aiming to return to action in April.

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