updated 7/31/2008 12:16:01 PM ET 2008-07-31T16:16:01

Marcos Baghdatis, the 2006 Australian Open finalist, was ruled out of the Beijing Olympics on Thursday because of a right wrist injury.

Baghdatis will be out of action for at least four weeks and miss the U.S. Open, the Cyprus Tennis Federation said in a statement on its Web site.

Baghdatis' wrist is in a splint. The injury was discovered before he was to compete in the July 19-27 Rogers Cup in Toronto, forcing him to miss that event and a follow-up tournament in Cincinnati.

He had been considered a medal contender in Cyprus' 18-member team that includes skeet shooting world champion Georgios Achilleos.

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