Dominic Thiem has to pull out of the 2021 Hamburg European Open

Bitter news! US Open winner Dominic Thiem has to cancel his start at the 2021 Hamburg European Open due to a wrist injury. The world number five from Austria suffered a detached posterior joint capsule in his right wrist in his opening match at the Mallorca Open against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday, tests in Barcelona revealed. The 27-year-old will consequently have to wear a splint for five weeks and take a break from the tour for several weeks. He also withdrew from the Wimbledon and Gstaad tournaments. “I’m really sorry I can’t be at these three events. They’re important tournaments for me. I really appreciate the support of the fans in these difficult times – I’m determined to come back even stronger,” Thiem said in an official statement on Thursday evening.   

“This is obviously very bitter news for Dominic. I know from our conversations that he had set his sights high for the next few weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the court soon. Of course, we’ve signed a two-year contract with him, so we’re already looking forward to him returning to Hamburg in 2022 at his usual strength,” said tournament director Sandra Reichel.


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