Austrian top Dominic Thiem has to pass injured for Wimbledon

Oostenrijkse topper Dominic Thiem moet geblesseerd passen voor Wimbledon

Dominic Thiem (ATP 5) has to pass for the upcoming Wimbledon grand slam tournament due to a wrist injury. His management announced on Thursday that the 27-year-old Austrian is out for longer and will also miss the tournament in Hamburg. Thiem has to wear a splint for five weeks.

On Tuesday, Thiem had to give up at the grass tournament in Mallorca after he injured himself in his first game against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

Now that he has to wear a splint, it will be a race against time to get fit for the US Open at the end of August, where he will defend his first Grand Slam title.

“I will do everything the doctors say so that I can recover as soon as possible,” said 27-year-old Thiem. “They have informed me that I could be out for several weeks, but I will do my best to get back on the court soon. I am very sorry to have to withdraw from the next three tournaments that I had on my agenda: Wimledon, Hamburg and Gstaad.”

“These are very important tournaments for me,” he said.


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