No gamer was left out from the Roland-Garros primary draw for screening favorable for the coronavirus, however Alexander Zverev’s physical condition had cause for issue this Sunday in his round of 16 versus Jannik Sinner, lost in 4 sets. The German gamer experienced his throat throughout the match, and confessed in a video-press conference that he was feverish. Which, in these times of pandemic, might raise concerns. “I didn’t have any particular problem but I was sick all night after the match against Cecchinato (won in three sets on Friday night, note). I am sick. I have trouble breathing and you can hear it. I had a fever, 38 ° C last night. So I’m not at my best to put it that way. And I think it had some impact on my game, ”confessed the current United States Open finalist. But when asked by a press reporter when was his last covid-19 test, he responded, “I won’t answer your question especially given what you’ve written about me over the past few months.” “
Zverev created controversy in June
Present during the now famous Adria Tour organized by Novak Djokovic in June, which turned out to be a cluster, Zverev had tested negative and had promised to remain in quarantine to avoid any risk of contamination (“I deeply say sorry to those I was able to put myself at danger. I am going to quarantine myself for fourteen days, he composed on social media networks). But he was shot 6 days later on partying in Monaco, without a mask. His dry reaction this Sunday at an interview for that reason definitely describes this episode. According to the procedure put in location at Roland Garros, the gamers needed to be checked upon their arrival in Paris, then 3 days later on, then every 5 days. But with this reaction, Zverev calls into question his regard for procedure.