Former U.S. Open champ Dominic Thiem to retire at end of year

League: Tennis

Posted on: 10 May, 2024 at 04:37 PM

Credit: Mike Frey-USA TODAY Sports

Former U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem said Friday that he will retire at the end of the 2024 season.

Thiem, 30, won the U.S. Open in 2020 and is a two-time French Open finalist. The Austrian has struggled to regain his form after sustaining a wrist injury in 2021, however.

"Hello everybody. I have to tell you a very important, a very sad, but very beautiful message that the season 2024 is going to be my last one," Thiem said in a video posted on Instagram. "I am going to finish my career at the end of the season.

"There are some reasons behind it. Firstly my wrist is not exactly the way it should be and it is not exactly the way how I want it and the second reason is my inner feeling. I was thinking about this decision. I was thinking about this decision for a very long time. I was thinking very carefully about it. I was thinking about the whole journey as a tennis player which was incredible."

Thiem has recorded 17 tour-level titles and rose to a career-high No. 3 in the world in March 2020. He currently is ranked No. 117.

"I have had success, I have won trophies I never dreamt of," Thiem said. "The journey was incredible, all the ups and downs. It was an incredible experience which I was so thankful for and in the end I came to the conclusion that this decision to end my career by the end of the season is the only right one. I am very happy with it and I am super excited for everything that is coming next."

--Field Level Media