Written by Staff Writer
“I am devastated to not be able to play in the U.S. Open next week. I had a chance to defend my title and you know, I tried really hard in training, I tried really hard to be ready,” said on August 7, following his second-round victory.
He later explained in a statement posted on his Twitter account: “I had an ultrasound yesterday and the results are not good. My wrist was actually a bit better this morning. I took part in warm up, warmed up really good, didn’t feel anything and then at the end after I was getting ready to return, I felt something just like yesterday (where) I really couldn’t swing the racquet.”
Thiem is still scheduled to play in Tokyo in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in early November, an exhibition tournament in which he has won a record three times.
In a statement on Saturday, 18-time grand slam champion Roger Federer announced his retirement. “For me, no matter what, this is the most magical week of the year,” he said. “An honor to play at a great venue, New York, and the best fans in the world. It’s been a great year and I want to thank all of you for being there for me, I truly am truly grateful to you.”