Dominic Thiem positive for COVID-19 after first tennis match in nine months

Dominic Thiem, the 2020 U.S. Open champion, stated Wednesday that he examined constructive for COVID-19 after his first match in additional than 9 months.

Thiem misplaced 6-3, 6-4 to Pedro Cachin on the Andalucía Open on the lower-level Challenger Tour on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Austrian participant had been sidelined by wrist and hand accidents and final competed in June.

Thiem posted on social media that he “started feeling unwell and didn’t have a good night” after dinner Tuesday and developed what he referred to as delicate signs. He stated he examined constructive Wednesday.

Thiem was the runner-up on the French Open in 2018 and 2019, shedding to Rafael Nadal every time, and on the Australian Open in 2020, shedding to Novak Djokovic.

Later that 12 months, Thiem collected his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, getting back from two units right down to beat Alexander Zverev in a fifth-set tiebreaker within the US Open ultimate.

As soon as ranked as excessive as No. 3, Thiem is at present No. 50.

One other previous main champion, Stan Wawrinka, additionally made his return from harm on the Andalucía Open, shedding his first match 6-2, 6-4 to Elias Ymer.

Wawrinka, who owns three Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal in doubles with Roger Federer, hadn’t performed in a 12 months due to operations on his foot.

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