Thiem loses for the first time after the coronavirus stoppage

The Austrian Dominic Thiem, number three in world tennis, suffered the first defeat on his return to the courts on Monday after the three-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, when he fell in his seventh meeting of the ‘Generali Austrian Pro Series’ before his compatriot Sebastian Ofner in three sets.

Despite a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2) and 6-4 defeat, Thiem is already qualified for the finals of this local tournament, which awards prizes of € 151,000.

Ofner, current number 163 in the world and trained by Wolfgang Thiem, father of Dominic Thiem, managed to beat number three of the ATP in a match played on clay in Südstadt, south of Vienna (Austria), which lasted two hours and 45 minutes.

Thiem plans to participate this weekend in Belgrade at a regional charity tournament hosted by number one, the Serbian Novak Djokovic.