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Halep marries Toni Iuruc in Constanta

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France to open BJK Cup in Prague

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Thiem out of Wimbledon

The wrist injury which forced the world number five Dominic Thiem to retire whilst leading Adrian Mannarino of France in the second round of the inaugural Mallorca Championships, has forced him to withdraw his entry from next week’s Wimbledon.

I'm really sorry for pulling out of the upcoming three tournaments I had in my calendar: Wimbledon, Hamburg and Gstaad. They are very important tournaments for me Dominic Thiem

The injury is expected to keep him out of action for several weeks the 27-year-old from Austria has revealed.

In a statement posted on social media, he also revealed that the test he has undergone in Barcelona, have found a “detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist” and he will be wearing a splint for five weeks.

“I’m going to do everything the doctors say in order to recover as quickly as possible. They’ve informed me that I might be out for several weeks, but I will do my best to be back on court soon,” Thiem said.

“I’m really sorry for pulling out of the upcoming three tournaments I had in my calendar: Wimbledon, Hamburg and Gstaad. They are very important tournaments for me.

“I appreciate all the support from the fans in these difficult moments — I’m determined to come back stronger.”

Thiem had already pulled out of next month’s Tokyo Olympics in order to concentrate on Wimbledon and defending his U.S. Open title in New York later this year.






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