VIENNA (AFP) – World No. 3 and US Open champion Dominic Thiem has needed to journey to Australia with out his coach Nicolas Massu, who examined constructive for the coronavirus, Austrian media reported on Wednesday (Jan 14).
“Earlier than flying out, we obtained the shocking information that Massu had obtained a constructive take a look at end result,” Thiem’s father Wolfgang was quoted as saying by the Kurier every day. “Nico will get examined once more in just a few days. We hope it then comes again destructive and he can comply with on after.”
However he added that the Chilean Massu was anticipated to be unavailable for “one to 2 weeks”.
He instructed Austrian media that within the meantime he would practice with Dominic and fellow Austrian Dennis Novak.
Thiem and Novak flew to Australia on Wednesday. They are going to quarantine for 2 weeks earlier than they symbolize Austria within the ATP Cup.
The ATP Cup begins on Feb 1 in Melbourne, with the Australian Open following on Feb 8.
Additionally on Wednesday Rafael Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya introduced he wouldn’t be travelling to attend the Australian Open as a result of present coronavirus restrictions.
“After talking with Rafa, we now have determined that I will not journey to Australia with the group,” Moya, who has been on Nadal’s teaching group since 2016, introduced.
“My intention was to be with the group from the start of the Australian Open as regular however the Australian authorities will not be authorising separate travelling and arriving firstly of the match.
“I’ll comply with the match from residence and can stick with my household, mother and father and children as a result of delicate scenario that Spain resides with the virus. Better of luck to the groups travelling.”
Nadal is aiming to clinch a twenty first Grand Slam title in Melbourne, which might put him forward of Roger Federer’s 20 as probably the most profitable males’s participant of all time.
The world No. 2 is ready for an extended schedule in Australia, beginning with an exhibition in Adelaide earlier than heading to Melbourne for the ATP Cup and Australian Open.
The Spaniard may have a free hit on the Grand Slam document after Federer withdrew from the primary main match of the 12 months, citing a have to regain health following two knee operations.