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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday June 23, 2021

Dominic Thiem’s Wimbledon looks to be in jeopardy. After pulling out of his opening match at the Mallorca Open against Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday with a wrist injury, the Austrian star revealed on Thursday that an MRI was inconclusive.

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“Yesterday during the match I had a problem with my wrist,” Thiem wrote on Twitter. “I went immediately to do an MRI at the hospital in Palma de Mallorca. The results weren’t that clear and I have decided to go to Barcelona to check with a specialist.”


It’s been a rough season for Thiem, who has struggled with injuries and, at times, motivation as he has managed a 9-8 record that includes a devastating first-round loss at Roland Garros from two sets up against Pablo Andujar.

Earlier this season Thiem talked about the challenges he faced mentally after achieving his biggest dream at the US Open, where he won his first major title in 2020. He said he hoped to expand his horizons and take some time away from tennis.

“I spent 15 years chasing the big goal without looking left or right,” Thiem said. “As I said, I achieved it—under strange circumstances, but that’s not so important to me. In a way, some things have fallen by the wayside—the private life, dealing with other things, broadening the horizon. You have to do something for your head, for your brain. There was only tennis. I want to change that a bit.”

Thiem returned to the tour in May and played well at first, but his game has not been where he wants it to be. He hoped that would change on the grass, but now he may not get the chance. With Wimbledon just days away, Thiem may not have proper time to recover from his latest setback.

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