Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem, world number 5, announced this Thursday that he will not participate in the Wimbledon tournament as a result of a wrist injury that was done earlier this week in Mallorca.
“I am very sorry not to be able to participate in the next three draws that I had on my calendar: Wimbledon, Hamburg and Gstaad,” the 27-year-old tennis player wrote on his Twitter account.
“I am determined to come back stronger,” he added.
Thiem is the second tennis player in the world Top 10 to resign from Wimbledon, after the Spanish Rafael Nadal did it a few days ago, a double winner on the London grass, but this time he preferred to rest after the exhausting clay court season.
Neither of them will participate in the Tokyo Olympics either.
Thiem was injured last Tuesday in his debut in the tournament in Mallorca, preparatory to Wimbledon, when he dominated the first set 5-2 against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
The tennis player traveled to Barcelona to undergo medical examinations that revealed a “detachment of the posterior sheath on the ulnar side of the right wrist” that will force Thiem to wear a splint for five weeks before beginning rehabilitation, the company said in a statement. Kosmos, representing the Austrian player. (AFP)