World No.7 Alexander Zverev recently lost to Jannik Sinner in the fourth round of the French Open 2020. The 23-year-old later admitted that he was sick and had a fever during the match. He even went ahead that he should not have played the match in the first place. All the symptoms directed that the German could have been affected by Covid-19. But today, his test for coronavirus came negative.
Zverev underwent another test after he was tested negative. But, there was no difference. He earlier stated that there was no obligation on him to tell the French Open management about the symptoms. But, the federation did not seem to agree with this statement.
After the test, the FFT (French Tennis Federation) issued a statement in which it clearly reprimanded the US Open 2020 runner up. It said that the German should have reported his symptoms earlier and isolated himself but he did not.
Zverev even put the test results on his Instagram story. He wanted to update everyone and even admitted that he was not feeling completely fit in the match against Sinner.
“Wanted to update everyone that I have again tested negative for COVID. I wasn’t 100% yesterday and will take a few days now to recover,” wrote Zverev.
The FFT earlier issued a statement and categorically said that the 23-year-old did not consult the tournament doctors before his match. The World No.7 was clearly not well during the match. One could see his physio often on the court. But, one just couldn’t take all the credit from Sinner. He played beautifully and managed to win. That is why Zverev wished me luck for his journey ahead.
“Also [I] want to say full credit to Jannik for a great match. Best of luck for the rest of the way,” remarked the German.
Zverev will now be uncertain to play at the ATP Tour Cologne Open 2020-a tournament also where Andy Murray will also be playing. On the other hand, Jannik Sinner will face the 12-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal in the quarters of Roland Garros 2020.