World No. 6 Dominic Thiem is set to miss the rest of the season due to a wrist injury.
Thiem hasn’t played since suffering the wrist injury at Mallorca. This was prior to Wimbledon, and he had to sit the tournament out. He hasn’t recovered from the setback, and will sit the rest of the season out as well. The Austrian tweeted out his situation, announcing his withdrawal from the US Open.
“Unfortunately I’ve had to withdraw from the US Open and will miss the rest of the 2021 season,” Thiem tweeted.
“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.”
During his match against Adrian Mannarino at the Mallorca Championships in June, Thiem suffered an injury to his wrist. It was later revealed to be a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of his right wrist. His team released a statement two days later on 24 June, saying he would have to wear a splint for the next few weeks.
Thiem also tweeted that his recovery had begun, and all was well until he suffered another setback.
“I hit a ball during training and started to feel some pain again. I went straight to the doctors. After some tests, they said that my wrist needs more time… to recover,” he wrote.
With Roger Federer already confirming his withdrawal from the US Open, the next big name to join him due to injury is Thiem. The Mutua Madrid Open semi-finalist will be disappointed to miss out on the US Open and on defending his title. It was at last year’s US Open where he won the biggest match of his career and lifted his first Grand Slam trophy.