Dominic Thiem set to retire at the end of 2024 season

The Austrian won the 2020 US Open beating Alexander Zverev

By Web Desk
May 10, 2024
Dominic Thiem won 17 titles in his career. — Reuters

Dominic Thiem is set to retire at the end of the 2024 season due to a constant battle with his wrist injury, confirmed the Austrian tennis star in a social media post on Friday.

Thiem, who won the 2020 US Open and a total of 17 titles in his career so far, stated that he hopes to finish the ongoing season on a positive note in an event in Italy in October.

"It is a very important, very sad, very beautiful message that this season will be my last one," Thiem said. "There are some reasons behind it: firstly, of course, my wrist. It is not exactly the way it should be and how I want it.

"The second reason is my inner feeling: I have been thinking about this decision for a very long time."

Thiem played a total of four Grand Slam finals (Australian Open 2020, French Open 2018 and 2019, US Open 2020) and reached his career-high ranking of number three in 2020.

A few months after triumphing in the US Open, the Austrian suffered a wrist injury that kept him off the court for 10 months. He made his return but was unable to keep the same level and consistency.

"I've had success and trophies which I never dreamt of. It was an incredible journey," Thiem said.

"In the end, I came to the conclusion that this decision to end my career at the end of this season is the only right one."

He is currently ranked 117th in the ATP rankings due to his long absence from the court in previous years. In March this year, he suffered a minor recurrence of his injury but he ended up participating in the events in Estoril, Monte Carlo, Munich and Madrid.

His journey on the court is reaching its conclusion and the one-time Grand Slam winner would be doing everything to end his fantastic career on a high note.