Nadal, Thiem suffer coaching setbacks ahead of Australian Open


  • Tennis
  • Thursday, 14 Jan 2021

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open Previews - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 18, 2020 Spain's Rafael Nadal during a practice session with coach Carlos Moya REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

(Reuters) - World number two Rafa Nadal and last year's Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem have both suffered setbacks with their coaches unable to make the trip Down Under for the year's first tennis Grand Slam.

Players and officials have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival in Australia before they participate in warmup events from Jan. 31 at Melbourne Park, where the major will be held from Feb. 8-21.

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