Good memories for Dominic Thiem. Last year he won the 2020 US Open in an epic game against Alexander Zverev (2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6 (6)). That victory would be his best performance at the US Open since his first appearance in 2010. But unfortunately Dominic Thiem will not be present at the US Open 2021.
This year has been full of losses for Dominic Thiem. He has been absent from most of the tournaments on the ATP Tour Masters 1000: Indian Wells, Miami Open, Monte-Carlo Masters, Canadian Open, Cincinnati Masters and Paris Masters. The only good results for him this year were the semifinals at the Madrid Open and reaching the 4th round of the Australia Open.
The last game of 2021 for Dominic Thiem was against Adrian Mannarino, but Thiem had to withdraw due to problems stemming from an injury. That game was part of the Mallorca Open. Earlier in the year, at the French Open, he was eliminated in the first round.
Why won’t Dominic Thiem compete in the US Open 2021?
The reason for Dominic Thiem's absence from the 2021 US Open is directly linked to a wrist injury. The injury appeared during the Mallorca Open. Wrist injuries take time to heal, so Dominic Thiem is unlikely to return to a tennis court in 2021.
Thiem said on Twitter: "I've been following the medical advice - my recovery was going really well but last week I hit a ball in training and started to feel some pain again." He added in another tweet: "After some tests, they said that my wrist needs more time, so we've all agreed on being conservative to give my wrist some time to recover."
Dominic Thiem knows that this year he will not be able to defend his title as champion of the US Open 2020. But he has much more to offer, in 2022 the tournaments will be waiting for him with his wrist completely healthy and he being one of the best in the ATP ranking.