Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem

After the World Number two, Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters after his Rogers Cup victory in Montreal, the fourth seed of the tournament, Dominic Thiem announced his withdrawal from the singles and doubles event of Western and Southern Open 2019.

He pulled out from the Ohio Masters due to illness. Thiem has caught cold and last night the Austrian was down with fever. Hence physically he is not fit to play tennis for the moment. In Cincinnati’s opener, Thiem was drawn to open against Richard Gasquet, who defeated Andy Murray yesterday in his opening round.

Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem

In the doubles domain, Thiem teamed up with the German tennis player, Jan-Lennard Struff. In the singles draw, Thiem’s spot will be replaced by the lucky loser, Federico Delbonis, and the doubles spot will be taken by Adrian Mannarino and Lukas Pouille. For now, Thiem is looking forward to gear up for the last Slam of the year in New York. 

Since his despairing loss to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon’s opener this year, Dominic Thiem could lift his third title of the season in his home country at Austrian Open in Kitzbuhel. The tournament was held on clay.

Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem, Austrian Open 2019

Besides his deep runs on the clay courts this year, Dominic Thiem pulled off the biggest title of his career at Indian Wells Masters by knocking down Roger Federer in the finals. In Montreal last week, Thiem played tough matches against Denis Shapovalov and Marin Cilic, and in the following round, he fell to the ultimate finalist, Daniil Medvedev.

On the ATP courts of Ohio, Stan Wawrinka rallied past Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 in 2 hours and 33 minutes in their first-round match at Cincinnati Open 2019. Stan extended his winning streak to five matches against Dimitrov.