Defending champion Dominic Thiem has canceled his participation in the US Open (August 30 – September 12) this year. The Austrian must pass with a wrist injury that has not yet fully healed, he announced.
Thiem played his last game so far in Mallorca in June, before failing in the first round of the French Open in Paris. Tim had already played without the classic turf match at Wimbledon due to a wrist injury.
“After a week on the training ground, I still had pain in my wrist and realized I wasn’t 100 percent,” Tim said. The Austrian will now undergo conservative treatment over several weeks to give the hand more time to recover.
How fit Nadal and Djokovic?
“I am very disappointed that I am unable to defend my title at the US Open and I miss the rest of the season,” said Thiem. The world number six said he now wants to give himself all the time and get back to the Tour with only fit.
Tim isn’t the only pro who should miss the last Grand Slam of the year. Roger Federer recently announced that he will be out for several months. The Swiss will have to undergo knee surgery again and will leave for an indefinite period. The same applies to compatriot Stan Wawrinka, who has not participated in a major tournament for a long time.
The two title favorites, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, were also affected. Nadal, who missed the Wimbledon and the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the summer, recently had to miss the ATP tournament in Cincinnati due to a foot injury. Djokovic, who can perform the so-called Grand Slam perfectly in New York, recently complained of shoulder problems and may go into the tournament without a match practice.
All this can suit Alexander Zverev. After winning the gold medal in Tokyo, the German is also a contender for the title at the US Open.