The match scheduled today at the ATP Sardinia 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.
Mild symptoms, word of the person concerned: "A little fever and cough, headache ... I am already in isolation and I am convinced that I will recover soon", Fognini later explained on social media.
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.
Talking about sport in Italy, probems also for FC Juventus. In fact, after Cristiano Ronaldo, infected with the coronavirus during his retirement with the Portuguese national team, there is another positive for Covid-19 in Juventus: it is midfielder Weston McKennie.
This was announced by the Juventus club itself. The procedure is very clear: in full compliance with the protocol, the whole team returns from tonight in fiduciary isolation at the JHotel. Juventus said: "This procedure will allow all subjects negative to the controls to carry out regular training and match activities, but will not allow contacts with the outside of the group.
The company is in constant contact with the competent health authorities." The players will be subjected to swabs again and if new positivity should emerge, the players infected by Covid-19 will be isolated from the rest of the group.