‘It’s negative. I don’t have Covid-19. This is my typical cold,’ says Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev in a moody state

Alexander Zverev has confirmed that he has again tested negative for the coronavirus after he complained about feeling unwell during his French Open fourth-round match.

The world No 7 crashed out from Roland Garros on Sunday, losing 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Italian youngster Jannik Sinner.

After the match he revealed that he was “not in the best physical state” adding “I’m completely sick. I can’t really breathe, as you can hear by my voice. I had a fever as well”.

Alexander Zverev: ‘I’m completely sick. I can’t really breathe. I had a fever as well’

He later admitted that he should not have played while tournament organisers claimed that the German failed to inform them about his condition, but insisted he was up to date with his Covid-19 tests.

Zverev, though, underwent another coronavirus test on Monday and returned a negative result.

“I received the result today,” he told Eurosport Germany’s Matchball Becker. “It’s negative. I don’t have Covid-19.

“I’ve been better. I have a cold. You can also have it during the Covid-19 period. We’ve been playing at eight degrees and drizzle for two weeks.

“It is normal that the body is tired. I haven’t had a real break after the US Open either. This is my typical cold. I know it already.

“I have a bit of a sore throat, then a cold and my nose is full followed at night by fever maybe. The fever was 37.6.”

As for not informing Roland Garros officials about his condition prior to Sunday’s match, he said: “There was no obligation to indicate whether one was ill or not.”

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