Alexander Zverev tests positive for virus

Zverev was scheduled to be a guest on a German TV this weekend.

by Dzevad Mesic
Alexander Zverev tests positive for virus

German tennis star Alexander Zverev has tested positive for COVID-19. Zverev, a former world No 3, was scheduled to be a guest on a German TV ZDF show this weekend. Unfortunately, Zverev tested positive for COVID-19 and he was forced to cancel his appearance on the German TV.

Zverev, 25, hasn't had it easy over the last half a year. Zverev reached the French Open semifinal, before he sustained a horror ligament injury versus Rafael Nadal Zverev was scheduled to return to action in September, but then he sustained a bone edema.

Alexander Zverev targets to return in December

If everything goes as planned, Zverev is hoping to return to action at the Diriyah Tennis Cup, which is scheduled to take place between December 08-10 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

10 days ago, Mischa Zverev provided a very positive update on his brother. “We were able to train last week. On Monday, we were even able to play a little longer. So far he's pain-free and feels good. He just needs a few matches before the big season.

Since the great match against Nadal - unfortunately with a bitter end - he has not been able to play any games. That is why we signed up for a couple of exhibition tournaments. Training sets at home without an audience are just something different.

So you have to be on the court, against a top player, with ball boys and referees to feel the adrenaline again. What do you do when the score is 30-30? How do you behave on the second serve? You just have to test that again.

Just like your foot. In Australia, he wants to start at the United Cup. Of course, he doesn't miss that," Mischa told Eurosport Germany. It remains to be seen if testing positive for COVID-19 will ruin Zverev's plans to return at the Diriyah Tennis Cup.

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