Dominic Thiem, formerly ranked third in the world, has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters. The 28-year-old Thiem won’t be competing in the Cincinnati tournament for the sixth time this year. Due to a wrist issue, Thiem missed the Cincinnati Masters last year and is anticipated to do so again this year.
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In 2016 and 2017, Thiem had successful Cincinnati runs, making it to back-to-back quarterfinals. Thiem competed in three consecutive ATP clay events in Bastad, Gstaad, and Kitzbuhel after skipping the entire grass season.
Thiem has chosen to take some additional time after his brief clay swing before beginning his summer on hard courts. Thiem has already ruled out playing in Cincinnati and this week’s Montreal Masters.
Expected to compete at the Winston-Salem Open is Thiem
Thiem is selected by Winston-Salem Open organizers as a main draw wildcard recipient in late June. Prior to the US Open, Thiem has chosen to compete solely at the ATP 250-level Winston-Salem tournament.
Following a rocky start to his comeback, Thiem recently competed in three ATP clay tournaments and regained some of his game and rhythm. Thiem made his first ATP semifinal since May 2021 in Gstaad. Thiem said he was pleased for everyone who had helped him over the trying time, in addition to himself, after making it to the Gstaad semifinal.
“Nobody really discusses it, but the family also had to go through a difficult time. They were obviously terrible for a long time after the injury, and they were probably unsure of when I would be able to return or how I would return.
Therefore, I believe they are also having a great time now that victories are returning. For me, it’s obviously really crucial and a huge help to give a lot of energy from the outside, “After making it to the Gstaad semifinal, Thiem stated. How Thiem performs at the US Open and Winston-Salem Open is still to be seen.