Defending champion Dominic Thiem to overlook US Open tennis match with wrist harm

NEW YORK — Defending champion Dominic Thiem has pulled out of the US Open tennis match, saying Wednesday he’ll miss the remainder of the yr due to a proper wrist harm.

Thiem was damage in June whereas taking part in within the Mallorca Open and stated the ache returned final week after he hit a ball throughout coaching. Docs really useful he put on a wrist splint for six weeks earlier than resuming coaching.

The No. 6-ranked Thiem made the announcement in a social media post, and a press release from his administration firm described the harm as a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar aspect of the suitable wrist.

“It has been a troublesome choice to make however I do know that is what I’ve to do,” the 27-year-old from Austria wrote on Twitter. “I’ve an extended profession forward of me and it is vital to not take dangers and rush again — which I hope you perceive.”

Thiem received his first main title final yr at Flushing Meadows, beating Alexander Zverev by turning into the primary participant to return from two units down within the US Open remaining since Pancho Gonzales in 1949.

However after the two-time French Open finalist was surprised by Pablo Andujar within the first spherical in Paris this yr, he performed just one extra match. Thiem was main Adrian Mannarino within the first set of his opening match at Mallorca when he needed to cease taking part in.

Thiem joins five-time US Open champion Roger Federer and 2016 winner Stan Wawrinka amongst gamers who will miss the yr’s remaining Grand Slam match due to harm.

This would be the second yr in a row and seventh time within the Open period that the defending males’s champion will not play the US Open. Rafael Nadal didn’t play in 2020 amid considerations surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

The US Open begins Aug. 30.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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