Dzumhur to take legal action over ejection ‘scandal’
Bosnian player Damir Dzumhur is planning to take the French Tennis Federation to court after he was ejected from the French Open’s qualifying event because his coach tested positive for Covid-19.
According to a report in Dzumhur is frustrated because his coach, Petar Popovic, contracted Covid in the summer and he believes he is still showing the remains of antibodies. On his return to Serbia, Popovic was tested again and came up negative.
“It’s a scandal and a huge frustration,” Dzumhur said. “I’m sure we’ll win in court, but it hurts a lot.”
The news comes on top of a rocky start to the French Open, which starts in earnest on Sunday. Six players have already been withdrawn from this week’s qualifying because of positive Covid tests.
Behind the scenes, players and coaches have reported a less sophisticated operation than the one run by the United States Tennis Association in New York this month. “Organisation-wise, it is not at the same level,” said the American player Noah Rubin on his
There are also informal reports of the French federation taking a highhanded approach to those who