Dominic Thiem will miss U.S. Open due to wrist injury

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Hungarian fifth seed Dominic Thiem will miss the U.S. Open due to an ongoing wrist injury and a rehab program he will put in place to make him ready for a return in March.

The 23-year-old, who won the Rome Masters for his maiden claycourt title last month, has already started a period of rest after meeting in person with specialists, said he felt pain in his wrist from the Paris Masters onwards.

“Unfortunately, I will not be able to defend my title at the U.S. Open,” he said in a statement released by the ATP, who supervise the U.S. Open draw.

“Unfortunately, I have met specialists who have diagnosed my injury. I intend to have a period of rest and rehabilitation.

“The long-term prognosis looks good so I will be back in March ready for the Davis Cup final and hoping to win it for Hungary with a fantastic team.”

Andy Murray is the top seed at the year’s final grand slam which starts on Aug. 27.

Chile’s Juan Martin del Potro, Kei Nishikori of Japan and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, seeded third to sixth, will represent Europe in New York.

World number two and defending champion Murray and three-time champion Novak Djokovic, now ranked fourth, are not taking part in the tournament.


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