Dominic Thiem has withdrawn from the Indian Wells Open and Miami Open ATP Tour tournaments, still to getting match fit after recuperating from a wrist injury. The Austrian, who has not competed at a Tour-level event since June when he suffered a right wrist injury at the Mallorca Championships, said he is looking forward to the clay-court season.
I [have] had really good practice weeks, Thiem said in a video message 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 28-year-old who is expected to return in April.