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Thiem gets medical clearance to resume normal workout and practice

Thiem is entered to play Belgrade and Estoril in the coming weeks as he continues his comeback after a nine-month injury layoff

Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros 2021 Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros 2021 Image Credit: JB Autissier / Panoramic

Former world No 3 Dominic Thiem said on Thursday that he has received the medical clearances to resume his normal workout and practice sessions, in an update on social media.

Thiem had been diagnosed with COVID-19 one day after his comeback from a nine-month injury layoff ended in the first round of the ATP Challenger in Marbella, Spain last month.

In his update, the 2020 US Open champion said, “Hey, Guys! 👋🏼 I had my medical check at the Red Bull Center yesterday and received the result from my doctors today that I can resume my normal workout routine and practice sessions. So my goal for the next couple of days is to practice, get stronger, get back on track 🎾💪🏼”

Thiem to return in Belgrade next week

The 28-year-old Austrian pulled out of the ongoing Monte-Carlo Masters due to his COVID-19 positive diagnosis but is on the entry list for next week’s ATP 250 event in Belgrade and has taken a wild card for the Estoril Open in Portugal the week after. He is also entered in the Madrid and Rome Masters Series events.

After winning his first Grand Slam title in New York and emerging as a legitimate contender to the Big 3, Thiem tapered off in 2021, struggling to find the motivation after accomplishing his life-long dream of winning a Major.

He went 9-9 for the season before a wrist injury cut short his season. Thiem had planned to return for the start of the 2022 season but delayed his comeback more than once as he did not want to return before being fully fit for top-level tennis.

Thiem is currently ranked No 51 in the world, although he does have a protected ranking of No 6 which he can use to enter a limited number of tournaments on the circuit.

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