Former U.S. Open Champ Dominic Thiem Expected to Retire This Year, per Report

Jan 15, 2024; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Dominic Thiem of Austria wins a point at the Australian Open.
Jan 15, 2024; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Dominic Thiem of Austria wins a point at the Australian Open. / Mike Frey-USA TODAY Sports

Dominic Thiem, the 2020 U.S. Open champion, is expected to retire at the Vienna Open in October, which is played in his home country of Austria, according to an Austrian outlet SN. Thiem has yet to make an official announcement.

This news doesn't come as a huge surprise to many tennis fans as Thiem previously hinted that 2024 may be his last season on the ATP Tour.

The 30-year-old has dealt with injuries since 2021 when he had a right wrist injury. Since then, he fell in the rankings and struggled to climb back up since he won the Grand Slam title in Sept. 2020. Most notably, he has only made it past the first round of two major tournaments out of his nine appearances since the 2020 U.S. Open.

Thiem will need to qualify for this month's French Open in order to make the main draw. He's currently ranked No. 117 in the world. He's a two-time finalist at the French Open, losing to Rafael Nadal in both finals. Nadal is also expected to play his last French Open this month.


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