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Dominic Thiem Pulls Out Of Wimbledon Due To Wrist Injury

Dominic Thiem vs Adrian Mannarino

Dominic Thiem has pulled out of Wimbledon due to a wrist injury. He made the difficult decision after undergoing medical examinations in Barcelona. Thiem injured his wrist during his first round encounter with Adrian Mannarino at the Mallorca Open. He hit a forehand and immediately pulled up in pain. The Austrian now faces a lengthy break and won’t be able to compete at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Dominic Thiem Pulls Out Of Wimbledon

It’s no secret that it’s been a torrid year for Dominic Thiem, and this has come at the worst possible time. The World #5 has struggled for form and motivation throughout the year. He failed to get through the first round at the French Open, a huge disappointment for him.

Thiem started his match against Mannarino well, especially considering that his form on grass hasn’t been great in recent years. He led 5-2 in the first set and looked very rejuvenated, which was a good sign heading into Wimbledon. Thiem wasn’t exactly a favorite for the title, but he’s had some great results on grass in the past and can always be dangerous.

Injury in Mallorca

Despite starting well, he crushed a forehand and looked in serious pain. Thiem was heard saying that he heard a crack when this happened. After a lengthy consultation with the on-court doctor, it was evident that he couldn’t continue. Thiem retired, and doubts were quickly raised over his hopes for competing at Wimbledon. After the year he’s had, this is the last thing he needs.

The World #5 then went to Barcelona to seek medical examinations, and it was revealed that there was a “detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist.” This injury means he won’t be able to compete for a number of weeks now, and defending his US Open title looks an even bigger task.

On top of pulling out of Wimbledon, he’s also now out of Hamburg and Gstaad. Though it seems pretty bleak for the Austrian right now, he is still remaining positive. Posting a message across social media, he signed off by saying, “I’m determined to come back stronger” and that he will be back on court soon. Wrist injuries are always highly problematic for tennis players, so it’s a relief that it’s not career-ending.”

Thiem will now wear a splint on his wrist for the next five weeks while it heals. After this he will begin rehabilitation, regaining mobility and muscle strength to a point where he is able to get back onto the training court.

Can Dominic Thiem make a quick turnaround and be fit enough to defend his US Open title? Only time will tell, but tennis fans certainly wish him all the best with his recovery.

Main Photo from Getty.


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