Chilean Nicolás Massú tests positive for Covid and will not accompany Thiem in Australia

The Chilean Nicolás Massú, Austrian coach Dominic Thiem, number three in the world, has tested positive for coronavirus and will not travel to OR
from Australia, first ‘big slam’ of the year.

Thiem, who reached the final of the Australian Open last year, where he lost to Serbian Novak Djokovic, will receive technical instructions from his father Wolfgang.

I hope Nicolás can join us as soon as possible

“I hope that Nicolás can join us as soon as possible,” Wolfgang Thiem said in a statement collected by the APA agency.

Massu, a doubles gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has been Thiem’s ​​coach since 2019.

Due to the pandemic caused by covid-19, players and the small equipment they carry must carry out a quarantine prior to Australian appointments. During this time, they will only be able to leave the hotel for 5 hours a day to train with the same partner.

Thiem father and son, together with tennis Dennis Novak As a training partner, they left for Melbourne on Wednesday to pass quarantine before the start of the Australian Open on February 8.