The tunnel in which Dominic Thiem had ended up with his wrist injury had finally given him a glimmer of light and, after months and months of treatment and rehabilitation, he had decided to take the field in Marbella, his first official tournament from the return.
However, apparently bad luck still had some unfinished business with the Austrian, who tested positive for Coronavirus as soon as he left the stage from the Challenger in Andalusian land (at the hands of the Argentine Pedro Cachin, in the first round).
Other days of stop, therefore, for the talent of Wiener Neustadt and the finding of the condition postponed further. Blindfolded goddess, however, smiled at Dominic Thiem today. Through his social profiles, in fact, the Slam champion informed everyone that he had tested negative for Covid-19, after only seven days.
“Hi guys, I hope you are all well! A quick update: I'm finally negative and feeling so much better! Thanks for all your messages! I appreciate it! I'm going to have a medical check-up so I can get back on track!
I wish you all a happy Thursday!" wrote Thiem on Twitter. The timing of contracting Covid-19 has complicated the plans of Dominic Thiem, whose name was on the entry list of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo announced on 17 March.
But given the circumstances, unfortunately, the Austrian turned back, canceling himself from the prestigious Monegasque tournament and thus leaving space for the blue Lorenzo Musetti, who will take his place in the main draw.
This means that the former world number 3, in all likelihood, will return to Belgrade for the Serbia Open, 250 category tournament, scheduled from 18 to 24 April.
Dominic Thiem, therefore, is preparing to resume his journey almost ten months after the day his ordeal began (June 22, 2021 in Mallorca in his first round match against Mannarino).
Hoping that, this time, the return is definitive
I hope you’re all well!
A short update:
I am finally negative and I feel much better!
Thank you for all your messages! I really appreciate it! ??
I'm going to have a medical check-up, so I can get back on track!
Rafael Nadal praises Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz, with the victory at the Miami Open in two sets against Casper Ruud, won his first 1000 career as well as his third ATP title.
The Spanish tennis player is experiencing a moment of incredible form which allowed him to win, at the beginning of the season, first the Rio 500 on clay and now his first Masters 1000 in Florida. Clear victory in two sets 7-5, 6-4 that allow the 18-year-old Murciano to rise to eleventh position in the world ranking, bypassing, among other things, the Italian Jannik Sinner.
There have been many praises, after yesterday's victory, towards the Spanish champion. Among these came a tweet that certainly pleased Carlos Alcaraz very much since it bears the signature of his childhood idol Rafael Nadal.
The twenty-one-time slam winner, who finds himself having to recover from yet another injury in his career, congratulated his young countryman: "Many congratulations Carlitos on your historic triumph in Miami. The first of many to come, for sure!" Incidentally, the 2022 Australian Open winner also congratulated Miami Open finalist Casper Ruud: "And congratulations Casper Ruud on this fantastic tournament and achievement.
Great swing! See you at the Rafa Nadal Academy."