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.
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.»