Cincinnati: Dominic Thiem has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters after choosing up a virus, the world quantity 4 introduced on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old stated that the sickness had sapped his power, leaving him no selection however to relaxation and resume coaching previous to the beginning of the US Open on 26 August.
“In Montreal (final week) I believed I simply had a chilly. Nevertheless it changed into a fever yesterday. The good factor is to not danger the US Open and the remainder of the season, I must get wholesome and there are nonetheless 12 days to go earlier than the beginning in New York,” the Austrian stated.
Thiem’s pullout leaves the underside half of the draw vast open after winner in Toronto Rafael Nadal additionally pulled out of Cincinnati, the final main tune-up previous to the ultimate Grand Slam of the season.
Prime seed Novak Djokovic and quantity three seed Roger Federer are each positioned within the high half.