After Rafael Nadal announced he would not be taking part in Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, another senior player announced that he would be absent from the prestigious Grand Slam in England. Dominic Tim, ranked fifth in the world, posted a message on social media today (Thursday) in which he retires from the prestigious Grand Slam in England due to injury.
During his first match in the Majorca tournament, the Austrian tennis player was injured in the wrist and forced to retire from a match. After undergoing a series of tests, the 27-year-old has learned that he will have to be absent from the pitches for the next five weeks, and apart from the upcoming Grand Slam, he will miss the tournaments in Hamburg and Gashtat. As is well known, the Tokyo Olympics are set to begin in about a month, and it looks like he will be racing against the clock to recover in time for the Olympic tournament.
“I was told I would have to be absent for a few weeks but I will do my best to come back soon. I’m sorry I had to retire from the tournaments that were on the calendar because they are important to me. I appreciate all the support in this difficult moment and I am determined to come back stronger.” Last month Tim experienced severe professional disappointment when he was already eliminated in the first round of the Roland Garros. At Wimbledon he never made it to the quarter-finals, and to achieve that he will have to wait at least another year. The world number five has won one Grand Slam so far in his career, reaching the 2020 United States Open.
— Dominic Thiem (ThiemDomi) June 24, 2021