Tennis Star Dominic Thiem Announces Retirement

Dominic Thiem retirement

Dominic Thiem made a surprising announcement on Friday, May 10th, revealing his decision to retire from the world of professional tennis following the conclusion of the 2024 season.

The former US Open champion and former world number three shared the news via social media after narrowly missing out on qualification for the Madrid Open.

In a heartfelt video posted on X (formerly known as Twitter), the Austrian athlete conveyed, “It’s with a mix of emotions that I share that the upcoming 2024 season will mark the end of my journey in professional tennis.”

Citing reasons for his decision, Thiem explained, “There are several factors at play, foremost being the condition of my wrist. Additionally, there’s a deep sense within me that led me to contemplate this decision for quite some time.”

Reflecting on his remarkable career, Thiem remarked, “I’ve had an incredible journey as a tennis player, filled with moments I never imagined possible. Winning titles and lifting trophies has been beyond my wildest dreams.”

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He continued, “While it’s a bittersweet realization, I’ve ultimately concluded that closing this chapter at the end of the season is the most fitting choice.”

The 30-year-old tennis star clinched his first Grand Slam title in 2010 and made history with a memorable victory at the 2020 US Open.

Thiem boasts an impressive tally of 17 ATP tour-level titles, including a notable triumph at the 2019 Indian Wells Masters, where he emerged victorious against Roger Federer in the final showdown.

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