Thiem will not defend US Open title because of wrist


NEW YORK — Defending champion Dominic Thiem has pulled out of the US Open tennis match, saying Wednesday he’ll miss the remainder of the 12 months due to a proper wrist harm.

Thiem was harm in June whereas taking part in within the Mallorca Open and stated the ache returned final week after he hit a ball throughout coaching. Medical doctors beneficial 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 an announcement from his administration firm described the harm as a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar facet of the correct wrist.

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

Thiem gained his first main title final 12 months at Flushing Meadows, beating Alexander Zverev by changing into the primary participant to return from two units down within the US Open ultimate since Pancho Gonzales in 1949.

This would be the second 12 months 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 Related Press contributed to this report.

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