The world of tennis, like the whole world of sport, has undergone the evolution of the well-known COVID-19 virus over the last few years and now our reference sport also travels hand in hand with this disease. Even the number one in the world Novak Djokovic was forced to give up the Australian Open 2022 due to the lack of the vaccine and in the last few days we return to tennis players who played and a few hours later tested positive for Covid.
Among these there is also the case of Bernard Tomic who practically told the referee during the qualifying match for Melbourne that he was positive at COVID. Besides him, a new positivity has arrived in the last few hours.
Ugo Humbert: first the defeat and then the VIRUS
The former number 25 and now number 40 in the ATP ranking Ugo Humbert tested positive for Coronavirus. The tennis player took the field in the first round of the Australian Open 2022 and was surprisingly eliminated in the derby against his expert compatriot, world number 81 Richard Gasquet.
He won the match in four sets with the result of 3-6; 7-6; 7-6; 6-3. Humbert came out by surprise and many did not believe in his defeat on his debut in the tournament. The tennis player had just returned from a good Atp Cup where, despite the quick elimination with France, he beat world number two Daniil Medvedev on his debut this season.
In 2021 the tennis player often alternated highs and lows, conquering beautiful and precious victories but at the same time alternating them with sensational and unexpected defeats. Humbert is recognized by many as one of the most talented tennis players on the Tour, but for now he has yet to achieve his definitive consecration among the tennis greats or at least as the French tennis greats.
As for Richard Gasquet, the expert athlete will be engaged in the night against the Dutch tennis player Van de Zandschulp, in a match that arouses a lot of curiosity within the ATP Tour. About the virus, the most important issue was about Novak Djokovic.
The Serb was forced to left Australian after the government of the country didn't give him a visa, because he wasn't vaccined for COVID-19.