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Let's be real, statistics indicate that a player is going to get it sooner or later. Hopefully no one gets a bad version.

I figured we could have a thread for once players eventually get the virus, and/or discuss the health and safety situations of the players in the meantime. And if anyone really feels like it then could try predicting who.

Obviously actually predicting a player is like finding a needle in a haystack, but you never know. VERY IMPORTANT is to keep any discussion and possible predictions tasteful though.
 

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Being young and fit, a tennis pro might even get it very mildly and not know ...... seems anyone who travels a bit internationally is at a much higher risk.
 

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A lot more people will have it and not know they do so there's a good chance we'll never know how many players get it. That's one of the biggest problems with this virus, it can be completely asymptomatic, you could carry it and have zero symptoms, thus putting in danger the people you come in contact with that might end up having a lot more trouble with this thing than you are.
 

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Maybe Margaret Court, after her church announced that it won't be closing because Jesus will protect its members from COVID-19.
 

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ATP but Tsitsipas may end up killing half the world' elderly population. What's hard to understand? He's flying all over the world without a care in the world ... literally. One of most self-absorbed player around. He can choke on his tumblr quotes.

I haven't seen any WTA player doing the same thing which is a very good thing.
 

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Venus, Woz and Collins are in the at-risk group given that they are immuno-compromised. I hope they stay safe.
If they are taking immunosuppressants then certainly.
 

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Data from Italy about 2 days ago, which has a large number of Covid -19 cases and deaths.
People in Italy under 30 y/o that have died from the virus --- ZERO.
 

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Data from Italy about 2 days ago, which has a large number of Covid -19 cases and deaths.
People in Italy under 30 y/o that have died from the virus --- ZERO.
:rolleyes: Obviously we would know if someone DIED. The OP asks if anyone has said anything about testing positive and the like.
 

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Shvedova is in quarantine, but has tested negative for coronavirus.
 

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A lot of people in the football world got it, like Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson Odoi. Not to mention all the NBA players. So I belive is much more of a matter of when than of if.

Yup, but football is contact sport and team sport in one, with players also often gathering together in locker rooms. Sure tennis also offers some of that risk but to lesser extent than sports like basketball or football. With pro players often switching balls for brand, new ones even this small risk gets reduced.
 

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Allegedly the virus causes long term lung damage and reduced lung capacity in some of the recovered patients. That would be devastating to an athlete's career.
 

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Yup, but football is contact sport and team sport in one, with players also often gathering together in locker rooms. Sure tennis also offers some of that risk but to lesser extent than sports like basketball or football. With pro players often switching balls for brand, new ones even this small risk gets reduced.
There are a lot more major league footballers out there than tennis players too. The amount of players who compete on the ATP and WTA tours, if we include those who qualify and also play the upper tier challengers/ITF events is around 200 for both the mens and womens tour...400 total. For footballers you are looking at around 20 players per team and about 20 top tier teams per country. Now how many countries have a big football league. Exactly. So we are looking at several thousand individuals who earn a good living as professional footballers. Far more than tennis. Consequently by shear probability a professional footballer is more likely to come down with this virus than a professional tennis player simply because there are a lot more professional footballers than there are professional tennis players.

I'm sure a lot more teachers have come down with the coronavirus than elevator mechanics as well, and for the same reason.;)
 

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There are a lot more major league footballers out there than tennis players too. The amount of players who compete on the ATP and WTA tours, if we include those who qualify and also play the upper tier challengers/ITF events is around 200 for both the mens and womens tour...400 total. For footballers you are looking at around 20 players per team and about 20 top tier teams per country. Now how many countries have a big football league. Exactly. So we are looking at several thousand individuals who earn a good living as professional footballers. Far more than tennis. Consequently by shear probability a professional footballer is more likely to come down with this virus than a professional tennis player simply because there are a lot more professional footballers than there are professional tennis players.

I'm sure a lot more teachers have come down with the coronavirus than elevator mechanics as well, and for the same reason.;)

Yeah ... one Polish football player Bartosz Bereszyński has contracted it recently in Italy, and another one Wojciech Szczęsny is under strict quarantine right now together with the rest of his team. Bereszyński if feeling well, right now.
 
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