Tennis: World number 13 David Goffin positive for coronavirus

Goffin in action against Jannik Sinner of Italy during the French Open on Sept 27, 2020. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

PARIS (AFP) - Belgian world number 13 David Goffin said on Wednesday (Oct 7) he had tested positive for coronavirus, just over a week since a first round exit at Roland Garros.

The 29-year-old said he will withdraw from the St Petersburg tournament but intends to return before the end of the season.

"Bad news! Due to a positive result at my last Covid test made yesterday, I am forced to withdraw from St Petersburg," Goffin wrote on Instagram.

"I feel good up to now. I will quarantine and if everything goes well I will be back in Antwerp."

Goffin was defeated in the first round at Roland Garros, losing in straight sets to Italian teenager Jannik Sinner who went on to reach the quarter-finals.

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