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Fognini out of Sardinia Open after tested COVID-19 positive

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:09 PM, 15 October 2020   Updated: 05:09 PM, 15 October 2020

Fabio Fognini

Fabio Fognini

Top-seeded Fabio Fognini has been forced to withdraw his name from the Sardinia Open on Wednesday after tested positive for COVID-19. He is now in isolation.

The 33-year-old Italian confirmed the matter through an Instagram story. Despite having no serious symptoms were seen in his body, he tested positive for coronavirus.

After Roland Garros, he is the second ATP player who has been tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

In his post written in Italian, he said that he was experiencing light symptoms like cough and headache caused by fever.

Croatia’s Danilo Petrovic has been named in the tournament to replace Fagnini, ranked 16th in the world.

The Italian Tennis Federation said in a statement, “Following the COVID-19 positive result on October 14, Fabio Fognini has been withdrawn from the Sardinia Open. He has been moved into isolation.”