Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem will not be able to defend his US Open title this year. Image Credit: Reuters

Paris: Defending champion Dominic Thiem announced on social media on Wednesday the “tough decision” to pull out of this month’s US Open after failing to recover sufficiently from a wrist injury he picked up in Mallorca in June.

The 27-year-old Austrian said he had been making a good recovery before feeling renewed pain last week.

“It has been a tough decision but I know this is what I have to do,” he said.