Thiem retires injured from Wimbledon warmup event in Mallorca

Dominic Thiem was forced to retire from his opening match at the Mallorca Open, raising doubts about his participation at Wimbledon next week.

Dominic Thiem in action during the French Open. - GETTY IMAGES

World No. 5 Dominic Thiem was forced to retire from his opening match at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday, raising doubts about the Austrian's participation at Wimbledon next week.

Playing in his first grasscourt event since his opening-round defeat at Wimbledon two years ago, Thiem made a fast start against France's Adrian Mannarino to take a 5-2 lead in the opening set.

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But in the eighth game, Thiem struck a forehand and appeared to injure his right wrist. After receiving a medical timeout, the 27-year-old decided against continuing the match.

Thiem, the reigning US Open champion, has struggled for form this season and arrived in Mallorca seeking momentum after a first-round exit at the French Open.

He pulled out of next month's Tokyo Olympics to concentrate on Wimbledon and defend his Grand Slam title in New York later this year.

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