Thiago Seyboth Wild, one of the most promising players born in 2000 together with Felix Auger-Aliassime, has become the first player to publicly announce he has contracted a coronavirus. Thiago claimed the first professional title at the age of 17 and cracking the top-250 at the end of 2019 following the title in Guayaquil Challenger.
After a slow start of 2020, the Brazilian received a wild card at home ATP 500 event in Rio de Janeiro, losing in the second round to Borna Coric in the deciding tie break and heading to the inaugural ATP 250 tournament in Santiago where he also secured the invitation.
Competing in only the sixth event on the main level, Thiago went all the way to conquer the first ATP title some ten days before turning 20, becoming the 14th active player with an ATP trophy as a teenager and the youngest winner of the Golden Swing stop since Rafael Nadal in 2005!
The first teenager with the title since Alex de Minaur in Sydney 2019, Thiago joined the exclusive list with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev and eight other players who were capable of winning the title before the 20th birthday, adding 250 points to his tally and moving closer to the place in the top-100 before a coronavirus breakout that has halted the tennis action at least until June.
"Hey, guys. I just wanted to let you know that I've contracted the COVID-19 but I've self-isolated myself for the past week. I've been taking care of myself and following the doctor's instructions. This is a reminder for you all to stay at home, take care of the people you love and help us all to not spread this disease. Stay home and stay safe."