US Open 2021: Dominic Thiem, defending champion, withdraws from tournament due to wrist injury


Defending champ Dominic Thiem has actually withdrawn from the 2021 United States Open — and will not complete once again this year — as an outcome of a best wrist injury.

“It has been a tough decision to make but I know this is what I have to do,” Thiem announced on Twitter. “I have a long career ahead of me and it’s important not to take risks and rush back — which I hope you understand.”

Thiem, the No. 6-ranked gamer on the planet, won his very first Grand Slam competition at the United States Open in 2020, when he beat Alexander Zverev in the last. In doing so, Thiem ended up being the very first gamer to rally from 2 sets down to win the United States Open because Pancho Gonzales did it in 1949.

This will mark simply the seventh time in United States Open history that the protecting males’s champ will not have the ability to safeguard his title.

Thiem, 27, at first suffered the wrist injury in June when he was taking part in the Mallorca Open. Earlier in August, the Austrian tennis star exposed that he felt discomfort while he was striking a ball throughout a training session. As an outcome, physicians advised that he use a wrist splint for 6 weeks.

The wrist did not improve, which caused Thiem shutting himself down for the rest of 2021. 

Thiem was overthrown in the preliminary of the French Open previously this year when he was up to Pablo Andujar. Following his short French Open look, Thiem played simply another match prior to hurting his wrist.

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