- 06 Apr 2020
Australian Open semi-finalist and German star Alexander Zverev suspects he contracted coronavirus in December.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the world, with more than 69,300 deaths globally and sport brought to a standstill.
All ATP and WTA tournaments have been called off until mid-July, with Wimbledon cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Alexander Zverev sick before the Australian Open
Alexander Zverev produced his best Grand Slam performance at the Australian Open, where he reached the semi-finals in January, and the 22-year-old believes he may have been infected prior to the year’s opening major in Melbourne.
“My friend Brenda and I were in China on December 28,” the world number seven told Bild.
“You can’t imagine how I coughed for a month in Australia. I had a fever for two or three days and I coughed for five or six hours. Brenda too. We didn’t know what it was. It was a cough that I never had. I had no pain, but I coughed continuously every 10 seconds.
“I had no pain, but I coughed continuously every ten seconds.”