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Cilic pulls out of Wimbledon after testing constructive for COVID-19

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Former finalist Marin Cilic has pulled out of Wimbledon after testing constructive for COVID-19, the Croatian mentioned on Monday.

The 33-year-old Cilic, who received the U.S. Open in 2014, reached the ultimate of the grasscourt Grand Slam 5 years in the past when he misplaced to Roger Federer.

“Hey guys, I am sad to share that I tested positive for COVID,” he mentioned on his Instagram account, including that he was “heartbroken” to see his season on grass finish because of sickness.

“I have been self-isolating and was hopeful I would be ready but unfortunately I am still feeling unwell and unable to compete at my best.”

Cilic, who had been seeded 14th, got here to Wimbledon in robust kind, having reached the semi-finals on the French Open and likewise making the final 4 of the ATP 500 match on grass at Queen’s this month.

He would get replaced by fortunate loser Nuno Borges of Portugal within the males’s singles draw, Wimbledon organisers mentioned.