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Dominic Thiem to see specialist about wrist injury

Sep 13 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in the men's singles final match on day fourteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in the men’s singles final match on day fourteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Reigning U.S. Open champion and World No. 5 Dominic Thiem said he will see a specialist in Barcelona about the wrist injury that forced him to withdraw from a tournament Tuesday in Mallorca, Spain.

The 27-year-old Austrian was leading 5-2 in a second-round match against France’s Adrian Mannarino when he felt pain after striking a forehand shot. After a medical timeout, the top-seeded Thiem was unable to continue.

“Yesterday during the match I had a problem with my wrist,” Thiem posted Wednesday on social media. “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 back to Barcelona to check with a specialist.

“I hope I can get the results and a clear diagnosis in the next days.”

Thiem is a 17-time winner on the ATP Tour who won his first grand slam singles title by defeating Alexander Zverev of Germany at the 2020 U.S. Open.

Thiem’s next scheduled competition is Wimbledon, which begins Monday.

–Field Level Media