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Dominic Thiem to miss US Open 2021, season remainder: Here's why

Dominic Thiem of Austria is the defending champion at the US Open. However, he would be missing the Grand Slam this year and the 2021 season remainder due to a wrist injury.

Dominic Thiem to miss US Open 2021 and season remainder: Here's why-ayh
Lichtenwörth, First Published Aug 19, 2021, 4:06 PM IST

Austria's Dominic Thiem won his maiden Grand Slam last year when he trumped in the US Open. However, he would not be defending his crown this year, as he would be missing out on the Slam and the 2021 season remainder due to a wrist injury.

In June, the world number six had suffered a posterior sheath detachment of his right ulnar wrist during the 2021 Mallorca Championship. While he has undergone necessary treatments and surgery, he would be wearing a splint for quite a few weeks.

In a statement released on Twitter, he said, "Hey everybody! I hope you are all doing well! I want to update you on my injury and let you know that, unfortunately, I've had to withdraw from the US Open and will miss the rest of the 2021 season. I'm really disappointed not to be able to defend the title in New York, but I haven't recovered from the wrist injury I suffered back in June at the Mallorca Open."

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"It has been a tough decision to make, but I know this is what I have to do. I have a long career ahead of me, and it's important not to take risks and rush back — which I hope you understand. I want to thank you all for the support that you have given me so far. It really means a lot to me and gives me a lot of strength, and helps me stay positive in this difficult time. I will use this time where I am not competing to stay in shape and put more focus on causes I'm very committed to, such as sustainability, especially ocean conservation and nature. I will keep you updated on my progress. Take care, and I can't wait to be back on court!" he concluded.

He also posted a video of the same on Instagram. Watch it here:


A post shared by Dominic Thiem (@domithiem)

He has a 9-9 record this season. While he hasn't won a title so far this year, his best result came at the Madrid Master, where he qualified for the semis.


A post shared by Dominic Thiem (@domithiem)

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