Thiem withdraws from Cincinnati Masters

Illness has forced Dominic Thiem to pull out of the ATP's Cincinnati Masters, with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez taking his place.

Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem   -  Getty Images

World number eight Dominic Thiem has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters due to illness and will be replaced by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Beaten French Open finalist Thiem, who lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Rogers Cup last week, had received a bye into the second round of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Ohio. 

And lucky loser Garcia-Lopez will take his place, with the Spaniard set to face the winner of the opening-round contest between Marton Fucsovics and qualifier Hubert Hurkacz.

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov is the defending champion at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

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