Austrian Dominic Thiem said he has recovered from a leg injury he suffered during a tournament in Vienna and will travel to London this week to compete in the season-ending ATP final.
US Open champion Thiem struggled with blisters during the Vienna Open last month and his title defense in his home tournament ended when he lost in the quarter-finals.
The world number three player later ruled out of the Paris Masters to give himself time to recover for the ATP Finals, which is played between the top eight men’s singles players and doubles teams and in London from November 15-22 Will be held.
The 27-year-old said in a post on his website, “Nothing is cool to fall into – the past weeks have been busy”.
“I recovered from my leg injury after losing in the quarterfinals in my home tournament in Vienna. It took me two, three days to recover, then I started my preparations for the final at the O2-Arena in London. “
Thiem narrowly descended to Greek Stephanos Tsitipas in the final of last year’s tournament after defeating Alexander Zverev in the group stages, semi-finals and Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
“On Wednesday I am leaving for London with a Wednesday mini-team”. Final goal of 2020, good memories of last year! ” he said.
Last week, Thiem’s country reported a record number of infections from the novel Coronavirus. Four people were killed by a lone gunman in the capital Vienna on Monday.
Thiem called the attack “very, very sad” and said his coach was close to the scene.
“It was a week with thousands of thoughts in my mind. My coach Nicholas Masso literally experienced the tyrannical terrorist attack in Vienna, having dinner in a restaurant and closing until 2:30 at night.
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