The US Open defending champ Dominic Thiem stated that he will be not able to participate in the US Open and the rest of the season tournaments because of an ongoing wrist injury.
The Twenty-seven-year-old tennis star said that he has not improved from injury at the Mallorca Open in June, and this is his last event before withdrawing from Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics earlier this summer.
"I am very disappointed that I can't defend my title in New York," he wrote on Twitter. "For the past six weeks, I have been following the doctor’s advice, put on a wrist splint, and exercise to stay in shape before returning to the court to train. My recovery is very good, but I started hitting the ball in training last week. It hurts a bit, I went to see the doctor directly."
"After a few tests, they said that my wrist was still taking some time, so we all decided to be conservative and give my wrist some time to get better. Before I start exercising, I will wear a wrist brace for a few more weeks and use it again with racquet training," he added.
Dominic Thiem, ranked sixth in the world, defeated 2020 Olympic champion Alexander Zverev in the final of the U.S. Open and won his first Grand Slam championship in 2020. After he won, he left the game for a while he didn't touch his racket until he was ready to come back.
After tennis superstar Roger Federer withdrew from the U.S. Open earlier this month, Thiem added his name to the list of big names who missed Flushing Meadows.
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