No. 4 seed Dominic Thiem withdraws from the 2019 Western & Southern Open

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MASON – The bottom half of the men’s singles bracket at the Western & Southern Open suffered another big loss Tuesday with the withdrawal of Dominic Thiem, the No. 4 overall seed. 

Dominic Thiem of Austria serves to Marin Cilic of Croatia during the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) (Photo: The Associated Press)

Citing illness, Thiem, of Austria, announced he will not be playing in singles or doubles. Federico Delbonis will take his place in the singles bracket. 

Thiem joins No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal, who withdrew Sunday due to fatigue, in the departure department in the bottom half of the bracket. 

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