Wimbledon wildcard entry gives Dominic Thiem a retirement swansong

Friday, 14 June 2024 at 18:57
Austria’s tennis star Dominic Thiem will have one final go at the Wimbledon title as he is set to receive a wildcard entry.
The third Grand Slam of the year is will be played in the first week of July where players from all over the world will participate to showcase their talent.
One of the players who will be the centre of attention is the former world number three Thiem, who is all but sure to receive a wild card entry to the mega-event, as per tennis journalist Jose Morgado.
“Looks like Dominic Thiem will, indeed, have a Wimbledon main draw wild card to play the tournament one last time. Love to see it,” Morgad wrote in a post on his official account on the social media platform X — previously known as Twitter.
The current world number 131 has already announced that he will be retiring from professional tennis at the end of the ongoing season.
Thiem, once regarded as a player capable of competing with the former world number one Rafael Nadal and Serbia’s legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic, has struggled with form and fitness over the last few years.
Dominic Thiem has already announced that he will retire at the end of 2024 season. 
Dominic Thiem has already announced that he will retire at the end of 2024 season. 
Thiem won his only Grand Slam back in 2020, when he defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the US Open final in a five-set thriller, winning by scores of 2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(8–6).
Soon after achieving that milestone, Thiem suffered a serious wrist injury and he never managed to return to his very best.
Ever since winning the only Grand Slam of his career, the Wiener Neustadt-born star has never managed to play beyond the fourth round of any major tournament in 10 attempts.
On eight occasions, he was knocked out of the competition in the first round or during the qualifying stage. His most recent appearance in the mega-event was at the Roland Garros where he lost in the second qualifying round to Otto Virtanen with a score of 6-2, 7-5.

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