German Alexander Zverev said he tested negative for COVID-19 after playing sick with a fever and breathing difficulties in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.
“I received the result today. It’s negative. I don’t have COVID-19,” Zverev, who lost in fourth set to Italian Jannik Sinner, told Eurosport on Monday.
“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 U.S. 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 (Celsius).”
French Open organisers on Sunday said that Zverev’s previous test dated back to Sept. 29 and that Zverev did not consult with tournament doctors despite experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
They added that his next routine COVID-19 test was scheduled for Sunday.
Zverev said there was no obligation for him to check in with Roland Garros doctors