Fabio Fognini examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Wednesday.© AFP
High-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini was compelled to drag out of the ATP Sardegna Open on Wednesday after testing optimistic for coronavirus. “Guys, I’ve to inform you that this morning I examined optimistic for Covid-19,” the 33-year-old mentioned on Instagram. “The signs are very delicate, a little bit cough and fever, headache … however sadly this unhealthy information has arrived. “I am already in isolation and I am satisfied that I’ll recuperate very quickly. I hug you all.”
Fognini, 33, had a first-round bye and was set to open within the second spherical towards Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena within the match performed on clay on the Italian island of Sardinia.
The world quantity 16 was changed by Croatian Danilo Petrovic.
Fognini and doubles companion Lorenzo Musetti misplaced their last-16 tie to fellow Italians Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori on Tuesday, following a 15-13 third-set tiebreak in a match lasting greater than two hours.
“All of the individuals with whom Fognini was in direct contact have been positioned in preventive isolation and subjected to new swabs,” the Italian tennis federation mentioned in a press release.
Fognini, who gained the Monte Carlo Masters final 12 months, was out for six months this 12 months following surgical procedure to each ankles.
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