WATCH: Dominic Thiem forced to retire with worrying injury while leading
Dominic Thiem was forced to retire with a wrist injury while leading Adrian Mannarino in his first match at the Mallorca Championships.
The world No. 5 withdrew from the second round contest against the Frenchman when up 5-2 in the first set, and at 15-15 on his opponent’s serve.
Thiem started the match at the ATP 250 grass court tournament strongly – breaking the world No. 42 to go up 4-2 shortly before the unfortunate end.
A very unfortunate ending 😔
Dominic Thiem retires vs Mannarino after appearing to injure his wrist while hitting a forehand at 5-2 up in the opening set in Mallorca…
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 22, 2021
After receiving a medical timeout, the second seed decided he could not continue and indicated he sustained the injury while hitting a forehand.
It was the Austrian’s first ATP grass court match since 2019 – when he lost to Sam Querrey in the first round of Wimbledon.
The issue raises question marks over Thiem’s participation at this year’s Wimbledon – with The Championships set to start in less than a week.
Mannarino will face either Karen Khachanov or Feliciano Lopez in the quarter-finals.
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