Dominic Thiem announces his withdrawal from the Australian Open 2022 tournament on Tuesday. The former finalist did not completely recover from his wrist injury, hence he will not participate in the upcoming Australian Open 2022. Melbourne Park is hosting this tournament from 17 January 2022 to 30 January 2022.
The former World No. 3 did not play a single tour-level match since June after he suffered an injury in the Mallorca Championships. Thiem took to Twitter to announce his withdrawal. He wrote, “After the short holidays, my team and I have assessed all matters and we have decided to make some changes to my initial tournament schedule: I will start the season in South America at the Cordoba Open in Argentina, end of January, and therefore I will not play this year at the Australian Open in Melbourne.”
He is planning to start his next season in 2022 on his preferred surface of the clay. He might begin at the Cordoba Open in Argentina at the end of January 2022.