Dominic Thiem has withdrawn from next week’s Gerry Weber Open due to a “state of exhaustion”.
World number four Thiem recently lost in the French Open final for the second year running, losing to ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal again, and his exploits at Roland Garros have taken their toll.
The 25-year-old Austrian was scheduled to play in the Gerry Weber Open, which gets underway in Halle on Monday, but he has pulled out of the tournament due to severe fatigue.
He said: “I would have liked to play in Halle because it’s always a wonderful tournament.”
Thiem, who has 13 ATP Tour titles to his name, is the latest high-profile player to withdraw from the Wimbledon warm-up event after Japanese star Kei Nishikori also decided to skip the tournament.
The 29-year-old said he was still suffering from the arm injury he sustained in his French Open quarter-final loss to Nadal, during which he was treated three times on court.11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!