Viktor Troicki: Might Have Got Coronavirus at Pune Open Too

Viktori Troicki at Pune Open
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Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki may be one of those rare instances of a tennis player who suffered the coronavirus illness on two separate occasions.

Troicki, who had recently been diagnosed with it during the ill-fated Adria Tour competition, reckons he had all the symptoms of the illness during the 2020 Pune Open.

The Pune Open, held in India in the first week of February, was won by Jiri Vesely, who beat Egor Gerasimov in the final.

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Speaking to the Sport Klub’s Wish & Go podcast, the former world number 12 said he symptoms associated with coronovirus during his time at the Pune Open in February.

Troicki noted he felt like he had never before, was in bed in his hotel room for a week and lost his appetite totally. This was preceded by a second round withdrawal from the competition because of his illness.

He added:

“It was really ugly. I was lying in bed, I couldn’t move.”

“On Tuesday I withdrew from my second round match against [Yuichi] Sugita. I had to go to the club even though I don’t even know how I managed to get there.”

“I withdrew and between Tuesday and Sunday the finalists ended their respective campaigns at the tournament while was still lying in (my) hotel (bed).”

The Serb explained he was unable to get out of his room at that time but the second time around in Adria, he felt a lot better, symptoms-wise. Troicki also revealed he and his wife had revealed from his symptoms and living a normal life but waiting on the results of another coronavirus test.

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