Dominic Thiem is still "several weeks" away from knowing when he will get back on tour, says coach Nicolas Massu—prompting questions about whether he will get to defend his title at the US Open.
The 27-year-old Austrian has already withdrawn from Cincinnati and Toronto, still sidelined with the tendon-sheath tear in his right wrist which he experienced on court in Mallorca. The injury forced him to withdraw from Wimbledon, and he is also not playing the Olympics this week, which Massu won at the 2004 Sumemr Games in Athens.
That layoff is now looking as if it will be a lot longer. Thiem posed a video of himself a week ago hitting with his left hand, saying he was "finally back on court" but still with strapping on his right hand.