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Dominik Thiem has to write off US Open title defense

Dominic Thiem, here visiting the Formula 1 GP in Spielberg, has to stay away from the ATP tour until the end of the season due to injury.

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After the injury to his right wrist, Dominic Thiem not only has to cancel defending his title at the US Open, but also has to write off the entire rest of the season.

This was announced by the 27-year-old Austrian and sixth in the world ranking via his management.

Thiem suffered a tear in the tendon sheath and the associated joint capsule at the Wimbledon preparatory tournament in Mallorca on June 22nd and has not played a match since then.

“After a week on the training ground, I still felt pain in my wrist and knew that I was not at 100 percent,” Thiem is quoted as saying. The Austrian is now undergoing another conservative treatment over several weeks to give the hand more time to recover. He wants to return to the tour completely fit first.

Before Thiem, Roger Federer had already canceled the last Grand Slam tournament of the season due to knee problems. Stan Wawrinka will also be absent, Rafael Nadal’s participation is questionable.

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