Green light for THIEMs7: all players give negative

Tournaments and exhibition tours in tennis They have been a double-edged sword in recent weeks. In some cases, they have helped players recover part of the competition rhythm lost after several months away from the courts. In others, like the grotesque Adria Tour orchestrated by Novak Djokovic, We saw a trail of COVID-19 infections among the participating tennis players and their coaching staff.

That is why the THIEMs7, the tournament that organizes Dominic Thiem In the Austrian town of Kitzbühel (July 7 to 11), he has taken the maximum precautions to avoid making the same mistakes. Before the competition starts next Tuesday, the organization of the event has made sure that no participant had coronavirus. Total, 60 tests that have yielded the same result: all the players tested negative for COVID-19.

“It is great to be back. I am looking forward to seeing the other players again. I haven't seen most of them since March in Indian Wells. “ expressed an excited Thiem at the tournament's press conference. Andrei Rublev, Struff, Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini, Roberto Bautista, Karen Khachanov and Dennis Novak together with Thiem complete the list of participants of a format event Round Robin, with two groups that will give access to the semifinals to the top two finishers.