Monday, July 27, 2020 – 11:40

“It is difficult, it has nothing to do with the state of shape you are in before you were affected because the virus does not ask any questions. I lost three kilos, I was ‘k.o’, I was not breathing well, I lost my taste and the sense of smell”

Grigor Dimitrov confessed that he lost “three kilos” and that he was “‘k.o'” after passing the coronavirus in late June, and assured that “still” is not ready to return to play at a good level because he has days when he feels “good” and others when he is “exhausted”.

“It is difficult, it has nothing to do with the state of shape you are in before you were affected because the virus does not ask any questions. I lost three kilos, I was ‘k.o’, I was not breathing well, I lost my taste and smell“Dimitrov said in statements collected by the website of the newspaper ‘L’Equipe’ after going through a training tournament at the academy of technician Patrick Mouratoglou.

The 19 of the world, which tested positive during Adria Tour organized by Novak Djokovic, he had to be “confined for 20 days” at his home, a period that affected him “a lot”, although after testing positive he felt “quite well”. “Little by little I started to weaken and feel very tired,” he said, confessing that he did not like the “few positive comments” he received when he announced that he had the virus.

“Mentally, it’s not easy. People need to know that this can happen, that it can happen to anyone, and that you have to learn to live with it. After a week of training, I’m not ready to play at my best yet“, aadi.

Dimitrov did not want to talk too much about the criticism he received after the positive. “Not where notThere have been many interpretations, but it is a thing of the past, not only for me. In general, it was good to restart the competition there, but this happened … “, he stressed.

On the dispute of the US Open, which is based in a city badly affected by COVID-19 such as New York, he stressed that “there are still many questions, such as quarantine, and few answers”, and, on a personal level, he has no of course if I can play. “Regaining three kilos in three weeks, then playing in Cincinnati and the best of five sets US Open seems very ambitious to me at the moment. There are days when I feel good and can train for a long time, and others where i feel exhausted. It is all a process, “he said.

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