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Former US Open champion Dominic Thiem set to retire in October: Reports

Published at :May 8, 2024 at 4:16 PM
Modified at :May 8, 2024 at 4:16 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Dominic Thiem is also a two-time French Open runner-up.

Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem is reportedly planning to retire at the end of the ongoing season at the age of 30.

Dominic Thiem rose to prominence in 2020 when he defeated Germany’s Alexander Zevrav to win his maiden Grand Slam, the US Open. The 30-year-old also defeated the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Alex de Minaur on his way to the final. The Austrian also reached his career-best ranking of 3 in the same year. However, Thiem failed to stay in the top 10 for a constant period of time.

Apart from the triumph, Thiem also reached the final of the Australian Open in 2020 and the French Open in 2018 and 2019. However, in 2021, the former US Open champion started performing poorly on the tour and the main reason behind his substandard run were injuries. He injured his right wrist at the 2021 Mallorca Championships, which sidelined him from action for nine months.

Almost three years after the injury, the Austrian is still suffering from wrist issues. The 30-year-old tried to bounce back, but all his attempts have been in vain. This year, he has played six matches, losing four and is currently ranked 117.

Thus, Dominic Thiem has reportedly decided to call time and hang up his boots at the end of the season. Thiem, who failed to make it to the main draw of the 2024 Madrid Open, also complained about minor inflammation in his wrist while playing in a Challenger tournament in Hungary.

As per Austrian media via tennis journalist Jose Morgado, the two-time Roland Garros runner-up will retire in October, later this year. Additionally, he’s expecting his last tournament to be the ATP 500 Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

Also Read: Former World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza announces tennis retirement at 30

Dominic Thiem last played at the 2024 Madrid Open, where he failed to secure a spot in the main draw after he lost against Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round of the qualifiers.

Apart from Thiem, Argentine tennis star Diego Schwartzman has also announced that he will retire in February 2025, as he wants to play his last tournament in his country. ATP 250 Buenos Aires will be his last tournament.

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