Thomas Siniecki, Media365: revealed on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:37 a.m.
Bernard Tomic, raised in opposition to the dearth of assessments on the Australian Open, complained in the midst of a match about his state of well being, throughout qualifying. The native participant was proper, now introduced positive for Covid.
It isn't for lack of getting warned … Bernard Tomic had felt it throughout his qualifying match, in opposition to Roman Safiulin, and the Australian had certainly contracted the Covid. After being positioned in solitary confinement within the wake of his defeat (6-1, 6-4), throughout which he had wager to the referee that he would quickly be positive in view of his situation, the tempestuous Australian participant due to this fact acquired the decision. He feels “always quite sick”, as he defined to the Sydney Morning Herald (in addition to to the Age): “It is worse mentally than physically, because I was very motivated to show the supporters that I could become again. that player they expect me to be. So I'm disappointed that the virus has stopped me on this path. “
“I didn't have the energy to fight”
The different enfant horrible of native tennis joins his comrade Nick Kyrgios on the listing, additionally examined positive for Covid a number of days earlier and forfeit the Sydney match. “I know that it would not be said, but it's like the beginning of my return, insists Bernard Tomic. Because of this disease, I could not be at full speed, I did not have the energy to fight. I'm going to do whatever it takes to get back to the top, I really appreciate everyone's support. “
News of his Covid case might push Australian Open organizers to check everybody who has been in touch with him, beginning with Safiulin, the 24-year-old Russian on the brink of play the final spherical of qualifying (on the evening of Thursday to Friday, in opposition to Liam Broady). For now, the one obligatory assessments for gamers are on arrival in Australia after which six days later.