Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem is currently sidelined with a wrist injury and won’t be back on the ATP Tour before 2022.
The 2020 US Open champion injured his wrist at the grass court Mallorca Open in June and it forced him to prematurely end his season.
His goal is to return to training in November and be ready to play at the 2022 Australian Open.
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In case you’re curious about Thiem’s racquet of choice, Tennis Opinion Worldwide has you covered.
Thiem is currently the face of the Babolat Pure Strike line or racquets 0 and the Austrian uses a customized version of the third generation Pure Strike 18 x 20.
Many pros use pro stock racquets that are painted to look like the current line marketed but are in fact quite different. Thiem, though, uses a Pure Strike racquet not too dissimilar to the retail one.
His racquet is 98 square inches and weighs 317g unstrung (around 335g when strung).
The swing weight is 310kg and it has an 18×20 string pattern, with a 4 1/4 in grip size.
Thiem did not play with Babolat for his entire career. As a junior, he used the lighter Wilson Six One 95 Team and then moved to a HEAD Prestige MP.
He switched to Babolat in 2014.
Picture: Dominic Thiem – ATP Tour/Twitter