Dominic Thiem, the Austrian and the defending champion in Vienna, lost to Russian Andrew Rublev in the Vienna Open quarter-finals by 6-7(5), 2-6. Due to his injury, the US Open 2020 champion did not have a good time on the court.
Thiem, the home favorite, did not see this coming. However, the Russin produced some fantastic play to get over the world number 3. Additionally, the Austrian did not have a good time on the court. His injury did not get better, and it was visible on the court.
After the match, Thiem said, “I have had problems with a huge blister on the ball of my (right) foot since the first lap. I always have problems. Especially indoors, especially the surface, is very aggressive on the ball of the foot. This is generally a problem area.”
Additionally, the 27-years-old Austrian started off the tournament with injuries. Thiem said that the damage was worrying him and added, “I already felt it very strongly when I was playing and with every slide, every intense rally it got worse and worse.”
Will Thiem Play In Paris-Bercy?
Thiem’s injury on his right foot is a worry for the current world number 3. Austrian, who won his first-ever Grand Slam in New York this year, informed that there had been extreme pressure on the bottom of his right foot.
Moreover, Thiem added that this problem had been a concern for his whole team since the beginning of the year. But they have been able to control the intensity of the injury.
Additionally, Dominic Thiem was suffering from the injury since last year. This was the second time in his eleven appearances in the Vienna Open that the homeboy could not reach the semi-finals.
Now Thiem is not sure if he would play in Paris Masters, keeping in mind the injury’s intensity.