Top-seed Tennis star Italian Fabio Fognini had to pull out of the ATP Sardegna Open on Wednesday subsequent to testing positive for Covid. “Folks, I need to disclose to you that early today I tried positive for Covid-19,” the 33-year-old said on Instagram. “The side effects are mellow, a little hack and fever, migraine … yet, sadly this awful news has shown up. “I’m as of now in separation and I’m persuaded that I will recuperate very soon. I embrace all of you.”
Fabio Fognini in Isolation
Fognini, 33, had a first-round bye and was set to open in the second round against Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena in the earth court competition on Sardinia. The world number 16 was supplanted by Serb Danilo Petrovic, who won through 6-1, 6-4 against the Spaniard. Fognini and copies accomplice Lorenzo Musetti lost their last-16 bind to individual Italians Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori on Tuesday, following a 15-13 third-set tiebreak in a match enduring over two hours.
“All the individuals with whom Fognini was in direct contact were set in preventive separation and exposed to new swabs,” the Italian tennis league said in an announcement. Fognini, who won the Monte Carlo Masters a year ago, was out for a half year this year following medical procedure to the two lower legs.