Dominic Thiem set to miss U.S Open with wrist injury.

Written by on August 19, 2021

Defending U.S Open champion Dominic Thiem will miss this year’s tournament and the rest of the 2021 season with a wrist injury.

The 2 year old Austrian withdrew from Wimbledon and has not played since the Mallorca Open in June, where he sustained the injury.

He said it was a tough decision and is disappointed to not be able to defend his title in New York.

The US Open begins on Monday, 30 August.

The 2020 US Open was Thiem’s first Grand Slam title, where he came from two set down to beat Alexander Zverev.

He also reached the final of the 2020 Australian Open but lost to world number one Novak Djokovic.

Roger Federer will not compete at Flushing Meadows either for the final Grand Slam of the year after having knee surgery.

Egypt Coach Predicts Tough Pharoah, Eagles Clash AT Afcon 2022

Head coach of the Egyptian national football team Hossam El-Badry believes it will not be an easy task for the Pharaohs to qualify from a group that has Nigeria, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau.

Three-time African champions, Super Eagles, were the seeded Pot 1 team in Group D of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Still, they inadvertently drew seven-time winners Egypt and 1970 Afcon kings, Sudan. Guinea-Bissau are only making their third appearance at the competition, making their debut at the 2017 edition.

Judging by their pedigree and boasting one of the best players in the world in two-time African best player Mohamed Salah, Egypt’s Pharaohs will be favourites to finish top of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) group in Cameroon.

But coach El-Badry has warned that qualification won’t be a straightforward task for the Pharaohs with the Super eagles Of Nigeria, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau in their group.

The Africa Cup of Nations is set to take place between 9 January 2022 and 6 February 2022 across five cities in Cameroon.

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