‘Good news doesn’t last long’ Dominic Thiem faces major setback as he tests positive for Covid-19 » FirstSportz

Dominik Thiem
Dominik Thiem

Dominik Thiem finally his long-awaited return to court at the Challenger Tour Andalusia open this week. The Austrian looked a bit rusty as he played his first competitive match in 9 months, losing in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to world No. 228 Pedro Cachin. And to add to the misery, Thiem’s ​​start for the clay court swing is in jeopardy after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 2020 US Open champion took to Instagram to announce the shocking news and expressed despair at yet another setback just as he appeared to be making a comeback. Thiem made a comeback after missing the better half of last season, where he missed both Wimbledon and the US Open due to a wrist injury. Due to his absence from the tour, he has plummeted in the rankings and is currently ranked 50th.

“Seems the good news isn’t lasting long lately…last night after dinner I was feeling queasy and didn’t have a good night. After developing mild symptoms, I decided to take a test this morning and it came back positive for COVID-19. Now I have to wait and see how it develops. I will keep you up-to-date. Thank you all in advance for your support!” read the post.

Dominic Thiem faces a race against time to compete in the Monte Carlo Masters

Dominik Thiem
Dominik Thiem

Dominic Thiem was originally supposed to compete at Australian Open earlier this year. But he suffered numerous setbacks in his recovery from surgery and also missed the Sunshine Double. After Andalusia, Thiem was set to play at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, Morocco, which was set to take place from April 4-10. But now with his Covid diagnosis, the Austrian would prefer to withdraw from the tournament.

His next event is the Monte-Carlos Masters, which starts on April 10th. Thiem hopes to recover in time and make the cut for the Masters 1000 tournament. Thiem was originally scheduled to compete in Challenger events to build his fitness and get some match practice ahead of the tournament French Open. But after testing positive for Covid, Thiem’s ​​plans have been hampered and now the Austrian has to race against the clock to be fit ahead of Monte-Carlo.

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