Dominic Thiem reacts to cancellation of Indian Wells and Miami
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World No. 3 Dominic Thiem has left the United States and returned to Austria following the cancellation of the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami. The Indian Wells Masters was called off on Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak, while the Miami Masters got cancelled on Thursday.
"Unfortunately we have to wrap up and leave without playing a tournament here in the States! I'm very sorry for all the fans and people who worked hard the entire year to make these tournaments special and unique," Thiem said in a Twitter post.
Shortly after the Miami Masters was officially cancelled, the ATP announced a six-week suspension of the men's professional Tour. The ATP said in its statement that it wasn't an easy decision to make but they felt it was the right thing do after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic.
"At the moment we have to accept the decision and do our best to keep everybody healthy and safe! I'm already looking forward to hit some balls again and will keep all of you updated as soon as I get some news!" Thiem added.