"It's a pity": Daniil Medvedev reacts to retirement announcement of Dominic Thiem

Sunday, 12 May 2024 at 09:55
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World number four Daniil Medvedev has expressed disappointment after hearing the news of Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem retiring from the sport this year.
The 30-year-old recently announced on his official account on the social media platform Instagram where he stated that he will retire from the sport at the end of this season after failing to recover his best form following a serious wrist injury.
"Hello everybody, I have to tell you a very important, very sad but also a very beautiful message. The season 2024 is going to be my last one. I'm going to finish my career at the end of this season," he said.
Medvedev was recently quoted in a report where he expressed disappointment after seeing Thiem retire from the sport at such a young age.
"It's a pity to see him (Thiem) struggle after his injury and never be able to come back to the level he was before,” he said. “I'm sure, knowing him, he's going to be fine without tennis. He's going to have a good life, happy life. I think that's the most important, so I wish him all the best.”
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Dominic Thiem recently announced that he will retire at the end of 2024 season. 
Thiem was once rated as the player to compete with the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the later stages of his career. He won the US Open in 2020 after beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the final with a score of 2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6. However, since then, he struggled with a wrist injury which kept him out of action for a long time.
He returned to the action two years back but has never been able to recover his lost form. It is because of this reason he has only been able to play beyond the second round of a major event once which was back in 2021 in the Australian Open.

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