Another tennis player has tested positive for COVID-19 - this time a player, Tomislav Brkic, who competed in the Eastern European Championships in Belgrade.
Tomislav Brkic tests positive for COVID-19
Tomislav Brkic, a tennis player from Bosnia and Herzegovina who participated in the Eastern European Championships, organized by Janko Tipsarevic, in Belgrade, is positive for coronavirus.
Speaking to the Sports Klub website, Brkic says, "I had no symptoms, I was a little weak. I have been playing doubles for a long time, and in Belgrade I played singles, and the first match was very long, three hours, several matches ...
One night I felt tired, I canceled that match and I had to go home to prepare for a tournament. in Italy with a prize fund. They asked for a test because you have to do it when you enter the country, I did it at home in Mostar and it turned out to be positive.
I canceled the tournament and I am in self-isolation. I do not know where I got infected, I was in Belgrade for two weeks. I feel great now, except that my little throat is scratching like I'm hoarse. I told everyone who was in contact with me to get tested.
" According to the tournament organiser, Janko Tipsarevic, Brkic was tested upon arriving home in Mostar and has not been at the Academy complex for several days. "I immediately told the others that my absolute recommendation was for other players to be tested as well.
Whoever needs to be tested or doesn't feel the best, we take them from the tournament to the COVID centre ambulance to be tested." Brkic is the latest player to test positive for the coronavrius in the tennis world.
Several high-profile players tested positive for the coronaviirus at the Adria Tour, which was held in Serbia and Croatia earlier this month, including World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, Viktor Troicki and Gorna Ivanisevic.
30 year old Tomislav Brkic is a Bosnian Herzegovinian professional tennis player and a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team. He is currently ranked No. 596 in the world in singles (career-best No. 212 in October 2014) and No.
106 in doubles (career-best No. 102 in February 2020). He has won 36 doubles titles on the Challenger and Futures circuit; and 16 singles titles on the ITF Futures circuit.