Dominic Thiem to end his career at the end of the season

Former US Open champion Dominic Thiem has announced his retirement from tennis, ending a career marred by a long-term wrist injury. The 30-year-old's most memorable moment came at the end of 2020 when he upended Alexander Zverev for the title in New York.

"The 2024 season will be my last. I will end my career at the end of this season", the Austrian said in a video statement on social media.

Thiem shared that several factors influenced his decision to retire - mainly his injured wrist and a "gut feeling" that caused him to "very carefully" take stock of the ups and downs of his incredible...journey as a tennis player". He revealed that he had long considered retiring from tennis. "I'm very happy with it (the decision) and I'm also very excited about what lies ahead".

Thiem is a former tennis No. 3. However, his ranking slipped to 352 in June 2022 after a wrist problem sidelined him for nine months and prevented him from defending his US Open title. He is currently ranked 117th in the world. A two-time finalist at Roland Garros and an Australian Open finalist, he also has two ATP finals' appearances in London. /BGNES