Dominic Thiem out of Paris Masters but physio insists: ‘I am sure he can prepare for London’

Dominic Thiem has withdrawn from the Paris Masters due to the foot injury he sustained in Vienna, but he should be fine for the ATP Finals.

Thiem was clearly suffering in his quarterfinal defeat to Andrey Rublev, revealing afterwards that blisters were the cause of the pain.

However, it was not just a usual blister, according to his physio Alex Stober.

“[Thiem] did not suffer from a typical blister [but] rather a tissue contusion on the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe,” Stober told Der Standard.

“I’m sure that he can prepare for London in the next four or five days.”

After the match, Thiem admitted that blisters have been a long-standing problem for him, particularly during the indoor season.

According to his manager, Herwig Straka, though, it’s not unusual for players to have a physical weakness.

“It’s a problem that occurs from time to time,” Straka said. “Everyone has their weak point or their Achilles tendon somewhere.

“One has it in the knee, the other is vulnerable in the shoulder, with him it’s obviously the foot.”

Straka was also keen to protect Thiem’s footwear sponsor, Adidas, from criticism though.

“We do everything with Adidas,” he explained. “It is measured, tested and tried again and again.”

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

Novak Djokovic on Rafael Nadal final: ‘It’s great to play my biggest rival of all time again’

Novak Djokovic will face his 'biggest rival of all time' Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters on Sunday in what will...

Rafael Nadal on Novak Djokovic Rome final: ‘I will need to play my best tennis’

Rafael Nadal once again proved his clay court mastery as he eased past Reilly Opelka and into the final of the Rome Masters.Many were...

‘I’ll give it my all!’ – Novak Djokovic says he will be ready for Rafael Nadal showdown

Novak Djokovic has pledged to 'give his all' when he comes up against old foe Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters...

Andy Murray bad luck continues as he misses French Open due to continued ‘discomfort’

Andy Murray will skip the French Open and warm-up tournaments, and go straight to prepare for grass court season instead, it has been reported.Murray...

‘Serena has little chance at Roland Garros, but a very good chance at Wimbledon,’ says Navratilova

Serena Williams has 'very little chance' of winning Roland Garros and she knows it, says Martina Navratilova, but Wimbledon will be different.Williams suffered an...

Andy Murray rejects Geneva wild card due to ‘injury,’ claims tournament chiefs

Andy Murray appears to have suffered a fresh injury blow with Geneva chiefs claiming he rejected a wild card due to injury.Murray had planned...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here