Wimbledon 2021: Dominic Thiem joins Naomi Osaka and Rafa Nadal, pulls out of Wimbledon- World No.5 Dominic Thiem has joined the stalwarts Naomi Osaka and Rafa Nadal in withdrawing from the Wimbledon 2021. He confirmed the development via tweet post.
After being forced to retire from his opening match at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday due to an injury to his right wrist, Dominic Thiem travelled to Barcelona and underwent a further medical examination. Tests found that there is a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist’, an injury that will not allow him to compete in the circuit for several weeks. Thiem will wear a wrist splint for 5 weeks before beginning a progressive process of specific, functional rehabilitation to regain mobility as well as muscle strength in his wrist and ultimately return to training on court.
— Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) June 24, 2021
“Yesterday during the match I had a problem with my wrist. I went immediately to do an MRI at the hospital in Palma de Mallorca. The results weren’t that clear and I have decided to go to Barcelona to check with a specialist,” Thiem had said in a tweet post on Wednesday.
Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts:
Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this month’s Wimbledon championships for personal reasons. She had quit the French Open last month following her first-round victory after organizers fined her $15,000 and threatened her with expulsion from the tournament when she refused to attend mandatory post-match press conferences.
20-time Grand slam champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the year’s third grand slam Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics.
“Hi all, I have decided not to participate at this year’s Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It’s never an easy decision to take but after listening to my body and discuss it with my team I understand that it is the right decision,” he said in a tweet post.
“The goal is to prolong my career and continue to do what makes me happy, that is to compete at the highest level and keep fighting for those professional and personal goals at he maximum level of competition,” he added.
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