The 27-year-old tennis star said he has not recovered from the injury he suffered at the Mallorca Open in June, which was the last tournament he attended before retiring from Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics earlier this summer.
“After a few tests they said my wrist needed more time so we all agreed to be conservative and give my wrist time to recover. I will be wearing the wrist brace for a few more weeks beforehand. to start the exercises and then train again with the racket, ”he added.
However, he has had little success since, notably suffering an early exit in the first round of Roland Garros in May before injuring his wrist in June.
“It was a tough decision to make, but I know it’s the right thing to do. I have a long career ahead of me and it’s important not to take risks and not go back – this which I hope you will understand, ”Thiem said.
“I want to thank you all for the support you have given me so far. It really means a lot to me and gives me a lot of strength and helps me stay positive during this difficult time,” he said. he adds.
The 2021 US Open is scheduled to start on August 30 and end on September 12 in New York City.
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