Gregor Dimitrov Returns To Tennis After Illness
Gregor Dimitrov returns to the court two months after suffering from coronavirus. And the best part of the return is his win against his opponent Ugo Humbert, the French tennis professional. Additionally, the Bulgarian won the match in straight sets by 6-3 6-4.
Dimitrov was tested positive for coronavirus after taking part in the Adria Tour that was organized by Novak Djokovic. Besides, the 29-year-old describes the experience as one of the darkest moments of his life.
He said, ” I had no expectations coming into the match. I arrived like a day and a half ago. I am so jetlagged right now and it is all crazy.” Besides, he also added, “There were a lot of obstacles clearly in the last few months. And I just have to find myself a way.”
Additionally, the former world number 3 is still not fully fit in terms of physical strength. However, this doesn’t stop him from playing in the upcoming US Open tournament later this month.
“I could not even play tennis”- Gregor Dimitrov
Sharing about his experience of being a patient of COVID-19, the 29-year-old said, ” The first week was just tragic. I started by just walking and I couldn’t really do any exercise. I was not able to lift weights. Moreover, I was not even able to play tennis.”
In addition to this, he also shared, “It was a really dark moment for me. I am not going to lie.”
Additionally, Dimitrov said that he also hopes that people stop taking coronavirus non-seriously. Moreover, he also hopes that his illness and recovery story becomes a tale for the ones who still don’t take the virus seriously.
About the event, two shocks came in the day when two seeded players had to exit because of their respective defeats. Additionally, number 10 and number 13 lost their matches against their respective opponents.