The match scheduled today at the Atp Sardegna Open tournament between the Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini and the Spanish Roberto Carballes Baena will not be played. The Ligurian tennis player, number 16 in the world, announced his retirement from the tournament this morning and after a few hours we finally had the official motivation.
The truth is that Fabio Fognini is also positive for Coronavirus. The tennis player who yesterday participated in the doubles tournament and lost together with the young blue talent Lorenzo Musetti, had to leave the tournament due to the positivity to the virus.
Fabio is yet another case of a virus that returns to scare the tennis world. It is not an easy year for the tennis player who returned after an injury and an operation is forced to stop again and thus slow down his recovery phase due to the positivity to the virus.
Through his Instragram account, in one of the stories, Fognini wanted to reassure and thank all his fans: "Guys, I have to tell you that this morning I tested positive for COVID-19. The symptoms are very mild, a bit of cough, fever and a sore throat, but unfortunately this bad news has arrived.
I am already in isolation and I am convinced that I will recover very soon. A hug to everyone."
Cases of virus positivity
2020 has been a troubled year for all of us and even tennis has not remained immune to this terrible virus.
For almost six months the world of tennis has stood still and in this 2020 even the historic Wimbledon tournament has been canceled for reasons of force majeure. The world of tennis has seen several cases of positivity and many controversies due to this virus.
The same number one in the world Novak Djokovic was much criticized and suffered a lot of controversy due to the organization of the Adria Tour, an exhibition tournament organized with the help of the number one in the world and which caused a small outbreak among other things.
inside. During the Adria Tour several tennis players were infected and the tennis world was "accused" of a bad organization for this event which was held between Croatia and Serbia. Among the various infections, in addition to Djokovic himself, his wife Jelena and his coach Goran Ivanisevic, Borna Coric and Grigor Dimitrov, the latter together with his coach, were also infected.
In addiction, in these days there are a lot of problems linked to global pandemic in Italy: infact Juventus FC stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Weston McKennie were positive to the virus, like also Italian winter-sport superstar Sofia Goggia.