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Bernard Tomic’s COVID-19 prediction comes true when he is positive

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Bernard Tomic, who felt he was suffering from symptoms of COVID-19 during his Australian Open qualifying loss on Tuesday, said he had indeed tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

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The 29-year-old Australian told the chair umpire during the match against Russian Roman Safiullin that he would be positive “in two days”, which turned out to be correct.

Tomic said he felt worse mentally than physically because he was motivated to make a comeback in front of his home crowd.

“I am disappointed that this virus has prevented me from doing it,” he told the Melbourne Age newspaper.

Tomic was born to become a Grand Slam contender during his junior years and raised expectations in his home country by reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon 2011 at the age of 18.

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He reached a career ranking of 17 in 2016, but ran into the Tennis Administration, an infamous reality TV appearance and bragging about making his fortune with tennis effortlessly marked his decline at the current 257th in the world.

A wave of coronavirus cases in Melbourne continues to impact the Grand Slam tournament which begins on Monday.

Organizers said on Thursday that crowds in main stadiums will be limited to 50% of their capacity under updated COVID-19 restrictions, and it remains to be seen whether seed Novak Djokovic will be allowed to compete in the middle of it. ‘a dispute over his medical vaccine exemption.