Goffin positive for coronavirus: it will be low in St. Petersburg

Belgian tennis player David Goffin, number 13 in the ATP ranking, has tested positive for coronavirus and, although “for now” he is fine, he will not be able to participate in the Saint Petersburg tournament next week since he will have to remain in quarantine, he has announced on social networks.

“Bad news! Due to a positive result in my last COVID test this Wednesday and I am forced to get off the Saint Petersburg box. For now I feel fine. I will be in quarantine and if everything goes well I will return to Antwerp, “he reported on his Instagram account.

The best Belgian tennis player, 29 years old, hopes to be able to participate in the ATP tournament in Antwerp, on hard court, which takes place between October 15 and 21 in the north of Belgium.

Before your positive, Goffin had been eliminated in the first round of Roland Garros in three sets against the Italian Jannik Sinner (75 in the ATP ranking) and before in Rome against Croatian Marin Cilic (40), also on the fast track.

After losing in Paris, Goffin acknowledged not being able to focus on his game due to uncertainty and the obstacles generated by the pandemic.

“I don't know, it's a general state, I imagine. For now it is not evident to be 100% concentrated on tennis (…). I don't know if it's depression, it's a bit of a harsh word. A little demotivation, “he declared.

In addition to his sports career, The coronavirus crisis had already disrupted the personal life of the Belgian who lives in Monaco, who had planned to marry his partner, Stéphanie Tuccitto, on Saturday, September 19, but he had to delay the ceremony due to the epidemiological situation. They will marry in 2021.