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“It Would Be Ambitious For Me To Go Play”-Grigor Dimitrov On Playing US Open 2020

Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov, the Bulgarian tennis star says that he is unsure of playing in the US Open which is to begin from 31st of the next month. Besides, stating that the reason for the same is the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, the former world number three is himself a victim of the coronavirus. Further, he tested positive in June this year. Moreover, he was playing in Croatia, competing in the Adria Tour. In addition to this, the event was organized by Novak Djokovic. Besides, various players then recorded positive for the COVD-19. 

However, the current world number nineteen has now returned to the court healthy. Additionally, he also played in the Ultimate Showdown Tennis event (UTS) in France. Although, he lost two matches in the tournament. He suffered losses from Feliciano Lopez and Richard Gasquet.

Grigor Dimitrov

“The Virus Made Me Tired” – Grigor Dimitrov On Testing Positive Of COVID-19

Moreover, Bulgarian also shared his COVID-19 days with the Tennis Majors website. He said, “The virus was hard on me. I stayed home for about a month.” In addition to this, he also said, “I was not breathing well. The virus made me tired. I had no taste, no smell. Everything you could possibly think of. So it was no fun.”

Further, Grigor Dimitrov also told, “To be honest I am lucky to be on the court right now. I don’t take each day for granted. I really appreciate being here. It is so nice that during time off you can come out and play with your competitors.”

Grigor Dimitrov

The 2017 ATP tour finals winner explained over his participation in New York Grand Slam Tournament, “I have not decided. I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to recover that quickly in order for me to fly again and have to have to put my body through a really rigorous regime again. As I told you, it’s been about a week or 10 days since I’ve been back on my feet. I want to say it would be ambitious for me to go play, but I’m just really not sure how my body is going to respond.”

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Grigor also looked back to the days of a patient. He shared that he lost three kilograms since coming in contact with the virus. Additionally, he also added that mental health is also an integral aspect of such days. He stated that isolation can lead to tough times too. Further, saying that he was alone in his room for 20 days.

Published : 2:42 PM, Tue, 28 July 2020

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