Dominic Thiem seems to have so far escaped any contact with the COVID-19 virus currently plaguing competitors in the now-cancelled Adria Tour exhibition run by Novak Djokovic.

The manager of ATP No. 3 team told Austria’s APA that the three-time Grand Slam finalist has tested negative for COVID-19 three times in seven days.

That’s a remarkable outcome considering the 26-year-old’s recent travel schedule as he flitted between Djokovic’s Balkan event with zero social distancing to the ongoing Ultimate Tennis Showdown in the south of France where fans were absent and recommended distances kept.

Thiem, who also participated in the Austrian Pro Series several weeks ago,  won the Djokovic hit-out in Belgrade Jun 13-14, then returned to Vienna for his first negative COVID-19 test.

He competed at the weekend in France, coming through a pre-tournament virus test at the Mouratoglou Academy. After returning to Austria on Monday, Thiem again tested negative for a clean bill of health, his third in a row..

The right-hander is facing a busy exhibition schedule as tennis waits to try and start again in early August.

He will be spotlighted July 70-11 at the Austrian alpine resort of Kitzbuehel for his Thiem7 Challenge.

But two of his headliners happen to be under isolation after testing positive at the Djokovic event: Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric.

Nevertheless, with the Austrian exhibition more than 14 days away, the pair have the option from organisers to play if they feel like it. Meanwhile, Thiem will head back to France this weekend as the UTS continues for a third weekend.


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