Dominic Thiem injured, will miss US Open

The US Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Even last year’s event, organized under the threat of the global pandemic, was a grandiose tournament.

And this year, tennis fans and Betway sports betting users will get to enjoy a tournament that’s as close to its normal self as possible. B

ut the options to choose from have just decreased by one: men’s singles defending champion Dominic Thiem has announced that he’ll miss the event due to a wrist injury.

Who is Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem is an Austrian professional tennis player. He is currently number 6 in the ATP rankings – his highest ranking was number 3 in singles (achieved in March 2020). He is the second-highest-ranked Austrian tennis player in history, behind only Thomas Muster who reached #1.

As a youth, Thiem ranked as high as number 2 in the world – he finished second in the 2011 edition of the French Open Boys (the junior tournament of the French Open) and won the Orange Bowl in the same year.

After going professional, Thiem broke into the ATP Top 100 in 2014. Since then, he amassed 17 titles, including the 2019 Indian Wells Masters where he defeated tennis legend, Roger Federer.

At last year’s US Open, Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev in the final, and at the 2020 ATP Finals in London, he defeated both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, being knocked out in the final by Russian player Daniil Medvedev, currently in the second spot of the ATP rankings.

Injured and out

Dominic Thiem had a good chance of being victorious once again at the US Open – but he is out. According to a recent announcement, the player suffered a wrist injury while playing at the Mallorca Championships, against Italian player Adrian Mannarino, back in June. The injury forced him to withdraw both from the Wimbledon Championships and the Summer Olympics in Tokyo but he was hoping to return to the court in time for the US Open that starts on August 30.

His injury showed improvement – he was back at the court in training when things turned to the worse. During a training session, a ball hit him – and when his doctor examined him, he found that his injury has gotten worse.

As a result, Thiem was forced to withdraw from the US Open this year. Even worse, it seems that he won’t be able to participate in any competitions until at least the end of the season. Thiem made the announcement on his Twitter feed. He promised to keep his fans up to date on his condition via social media.