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Zverev under fire for partying in France after COVID-19 scare

andrewhendrie in News 30 Jun 2020
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Alexander Zverev partying in the south of France (Photo: Instagram)


World No. 7 Alexander Zverev has been filmed partying in France less than one week after competing in the COVID-19-affected Adria Tour.

Zverev is under fire after he was pictured dancing and partying at a large gathering along the French Riviera in Anjuna Plage.

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The German was part of the controversial Adria Tour over the last fortnight in Serbia and Croatia, with various players – including World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric – all testing positive to COVID-19.

After testing negative to COVID-19, Zverev promised to self-isolate as a precaution, but he’s already broken social distancing guidelines.

French star Lucas Pouille was also pictured at the luxurious summer gathering after withdrawing from the nearby Ultimate Tennis Showdown with an elbow injury.

Pouille was reportedly in the area for a wedding and isn’t required to self-isolate as he hasn’t knowingly come into contact with anyone who has tested positive.

It’s been a highly controversial week for tennis since news Dimitrov tested positive for COVID-19 one week ago, causing the Adria Tour final in Zadar, Croatia to be abandoned.

After refusing a test in Croatia, Djokovic revealed he too tested positive in Belgrade, while Coric, Viktor Troicki and Goran Ivanisevic also contracted the virus while involved in the exhibition tournament.

The Adria Tour has since been cancelled in its entirety.

The U.S. Open is still scheduled to be held from August 31, while the ATP Tour is set to resume in Washington D.C. from August 14.