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Alexander Zverev: 'I don't have COVID-19 - it's just a typical cold and I already knew this'

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Alexander Zverev does NOT have Covid-19, he has revealed, after admitting to suffering with symptoms at the French Open.

The German ace told reporters that he had a fever and was feeling extremely unwell with coronavirus-like symptoms before and during his round-of-16 exit to Jannik Sinner.

However, after taking a coronavirus test after the match, he says he just has a cold.

"I received the result today," Alexander Zverev told Eurosport Germany's Matchball Becker programme.

"It’s negative. I don’t have Covid19. I've been better. I have a cold.

"You can also have it during the Covid19-period. We've been playing at eight degrees and drizzle for two weeks.

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"It is normal that the body is tired. I haven't had a real break after the US Open either. This is my typical cold. I know it already.

"I have a bit of a sore throat, then a cold and my nose is full followed at night by fever maybe. The fever was 37.6.”

Zverev has been criticised for not reporting the symptoms to French Open officials, but he has placed the blame back in tournament officials' court.

"There was no obligation to indicate whether one was ill or not," he insisted.

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