The ace player, Grigor Dimitrov, said that he is unsure if he will be able to compete in the US Open as he sees adverse side-effects of catching coronavirus.
In late June, Dimitrov was tested positive. This happened soon after playing the Adria Tour Tournament in Croatia. This event was organized by Novak Djokovic, who was criticized for organizing such a massive event in the pandemic time. After the tournament, several players, including Dimitrov, were tested positive.
While having a discussion on the side-effects of coronavirus with Tennis Majors Website, Dimitrov said- “”The virus was hard on me,”” Source: Edition.
Further, he continued and said- “I stayed home for about a month … I think it’s different for everyone. I was not breathing well. I was tired. I had no taste, no smell. Everything you could possibly think of. So it was no fun. To be honest, I’m lucky to be on the court right now. I don’t take each day for granted. I really appreciate being here. It’s so nice that during time off, you can come out and play with your competitors.” Source: Edition.
Dimitrov told interviewers that he lost more than 3 kilos by the time he got infected with the coronavirus. Also, he told how this deadly virus took a toll on his mental health, as he stayed alone for more than 20 days.
“A lot of things are going through your head. It doesn’t matter how mentally strong you are, as a person, athlete, or anything. It’sIt’s inevitable to have some bad thoughts in your head. I had to deal with that, too. So does everybody else out there. That’sThat’s one of my biggest messages: we should not underestimate the power of the mental state that everybody is in. If we take the right precaution and everybody is safe, things will get better quicker.” Said Dimitrov.
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