Dominic Thiem’s good news short-lived as he tests positive for Covid
It is a case of “wait and see” for Dominic Thiem after he suffered another setback in his hopes to return to the ATP Tour following a nightmare year.
Thiem has not played at the highest level since June 2021 after he picked up a serious wrist injury at the Mallorca Open while he has also struggled with several other niggling injuries.
However, he made a tentative comeback at ATP Challenger Tour level on Tuesday as he went down in opening round of the Andalucia Open, admitting afterwards that it was a day of “mixed feelings”, but he “felt like a player again”.
Less than 24 hours later he was hit with bad news again as he tested positive for Covid-19.
“Looks like lately the good news don’t last long … last night after dinner, I started feeling unwell and didn’t have a good night,” he revealed on social media.
“After developing mild symptoms I decided to take a test this morning, which came back positive for COVID-19.
“Now I have to wait and see how it develops. I’ll keep you posted. Thank you all in advance for your support! 🙏🏻”
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