To Dominic Thiem (6th) 2021 is not being pleasant. The 27-year-old Austrian He has not competed since the ATP 250 in Mallorca and his return to the courts is increasingly unknown.
This time the tournament that will not have him present will be the Cincinnati Masters 1000. Right wrist injury that drags from his abandonment before Adrian Mannarino in the Spanish contest has him to mistreat and He has not played official matches for almost two months now.
So far this year, Thiem has played 18 games with a 9-9 record. In addition, in the last three tournaments he played (Lyon, Roland Garros and Mallorca) he did not exceed his debut. On the contrary, his best results were at the Australian Open (he reached the fourth round) and the Masters 1000 in Madrid (he was a quarter-finalist).
Following the injury, the Austrian withdrew from Wimbledon, Hamburg, Gstaad, now Cincinnati and your participation in the US Open is hanging by a thread. “I cannot guarantee or promise anything at this time. Even before I won it, New York was my favorite tournament. It would be a dream to be able to resume competition there, but it will be difficult.” Thiem told Sky Sports Austria several weeks ago.
It should be noted that the one born in Wiener Neustadt was the champion of the 2020 edition of the major from New York after beating Jaume Munar, Sumit Nagal, Marin Cilic, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Alex de Miñaur, Daniil Medvedev and Alex Zverev on the way to the trophy.