Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem has tested for the coronavirus after returning to Austria following his appearance at the Adria Tour event in Belgrade.
Thiem, ranked at No.
Same test result for his physio Alex Stober, who joined him for the trip to Belgrade.
Thiem back in action today at 4 pm vs. Alexander Erler (ATP No. 502). — Lukas Zahrer (@ZahrerLukas) June 16, 2020
3 in the world, was one of the main stars in the opening part of the Adria Tour -- which took place over the weekend in Belgrade. Players and fans didn't particularly follow social distancing rules as there was lots of hugging and handshaking during the tournament.
After the tournament ended, Adria Tour organizer Novak Djokovic, Thiem and Zverev hit a nightclub to have a good time. After returning to Austria on Monday, Thiem and a member of his team underwent a testing for the coronavirus -- but luckily the results came in negative for both.
Today, Thiem will return to competing at the Austrian Pro Series as he is set to clash against Alexander Erler. Thiem has played seven matches at the Austrian Pro Series since late-May and he has earned six wins.
Dominic Thiem absolutely enjoyed the Adria Tour
Thiem won the Adria Tour event in Belgrade after handing a three-set defeat to Serb Filip Krajinovic in the final.
"I played some matches in Austria, but this event was different,” Thiem said. “We had high quality players and played in front of a huge crowd. It was my first time in Serbia and it was amazing. “It was a perfect weekend.
I’m happy with the level I played this week. I’ve been fully in practice for quite a while - I played seven matches in Austria. "But I have to say, it’s something very different with the big crowd. You’re a little bit tight and you want to play better, because you’re not just playing for yourself, you also want to give the fans a good show.
So I’m super happy that I won all of my matches. "It’s great that it ended up like that, but first of all I had a really great time here. I had an amazing weekend. It was for a good cause, too, so it couldn’t be better.
So, a big thank you to Novak and his team, his family, for organizing this great event, and making the time special for us here." Dominic Thiem missed the opening week of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown because of his Adria Tour duties but he will play at the Mouratoglou Academy starting this weekend.