Thiem sets all roads to US Open title defence with injury update: "Playing in New York would be a dream"

Dominic Thiem missed out on Wimbledon with at least five weeks of action lost for the World No.5 who injured it in the Mallorca Championships.

Thiem has now given an injury update and he said his wrist is now progressing but is not setting his stall out with a return to action at the US Open mooted if he can make it with a title defence set for the Austrian.

"It’s not an easy time. I have to wear the wrist splint for another two weeks, then I will have another MRI scan to get an update. The healing in my wrist is progressing and it is definitely going better than expected. Of course, I need to be patient and let everything heal completely," said Thiem on his website.

"However, I somehow hope that I may be able to play the US Open. As defending champion, playing in New York would be a dream. But still, I must not be disappointed in case it won’t work out. My physical fitness should not be the problem – since the beginning of this week I have been working extremely hard on it, it is getting better."

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