Bernard Tomic Under Self-Isolation After Coronavirus Scare

Published 03/16/2020, 7:45 AM EDT


The coronavirus continues to infect people all over the planet. Bernard Tomic, the Australian tennis player, is convinced he has the virus too. Having shown all the symptoms of the disease, Tomic has self-isolated in Miami.

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Tomic is often in the news for the wrong reasons but through his own fault. This time around, it is the coronavirus that has put the spotlight on him. The former World No. 17 spent the last month competing in Challenger Series in Mexico and Monterrey before traveling to Miami.

Bernard Tomic self-isolates

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The Miami event never took off since the organizers canceled it in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Tomic started feeling a bit off about his health once he was in the USA.

“Since Tuesday, I started feeling not right. I already had shortness of breath and my immune system was low and run down. I’m currently in Miami and isolated away from everyone, as advised. I’m yet to be tested for it (COVID-19) but I have all the symptoms.”

Since he has not yet tested himself for the virus, he came to the decision to self-isolate. For a player who is often mired in controversy due to his decision-making, this was quite a responsible choice.

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The Aussie believes he may have contracted the virus during his travel in the last week. He also urged the people to be vigilant during these trying times.

“I reckon I got it traveling from Mexico to Monterrey last week. People need to take this super seriously, especially at home in Australia. I don’t know how long I’ll be in isolation or when I can be tested.”

I must say, this is a very different Bernard Tomic than we are used to. Perhaps his antics are all just on the courts; he looks like a responsible and sensible person off it.

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The ATP Tour and the ATP Challenger Tour are all under suspension until April 27, after the cancelation of Miami Open. The officials will make a decision depending on the health situation at that point.

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