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Dominic Thiem pulls out of Wimbledon 2021, here’s why


World quantity 5 Dominic Thiem has pulled out of Wimbledon on account of a proper wrist harm that can preserve him out of motion for a number of weeks, the 27-year-old stated on Thursday. Thiem was pressured to retire from his opening match on the Mallorca Open on Tuesday – the Austrian`s first grasscourt occasion since a first-round defeat at Wimbledon two years in the past. He made a stable begin in opposition to France`s Adrian Mannarino to take a 5-2 lead within the opening set however injured his wrist within the eighth recreation earlier than retiring.

Thiem stated on Instagram that assessments discovered a “detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist” an harm that won’t enable him to compete on the circuit for a number of weeks.
He will put on a splint for 5 weeks earlier than starting his rehabilitation to regain mobility in addition to muscle power.

“I’m going to do everything the doctors say in order to recover as quickly as possible. They`ve informed me that I might be out for several weeks, but I will do my best to be back on court soon,” Thiem stated. 

“I’m really sorry for pulling out of the upcoming three tournaments I had in my calendar: Wimbledon, Hamburg and Gstaad. They are very important tournaments for me.” 

“I appreciate all the support from the fans in these difficult moments – I`m determined to come back stronger.” 

Thiem had additionally pulled out of subsequent month’s Tokyo Olympics to focus on Wimbledon and defending his US Open Grand Slam title in New York later this 12 months.



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