Retired tennis player Patrick McEnroe tests positive for coronavirus

ESPN commentator and former tennis player Patrick McEnroe tested positive for COVID-19, he said in a video released via Twitter on Tuesday, but said he feels better because he remains quarantined in the basement of his home in Westchester, N.Y.

McEnroe, 53, said he had “some minor symptoms” and isolated himself 10 or 11 days ago. He recently got the positive results.

“The good news is that I feel good,” said McEnroe, John McEnroe’s younger brother. “My symptoms are over. I really feel 100%. ‘

He praised his wife Melissa for taking care of him while he and their family were quarantined at home. “Let’s get this thing. Let’s check this out, ”he said.

Separately, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center of the U.S. Tennis Association in Flushing, N.Y., is being transformed into a temporary hospital in response to demand due to the spread of COVID-19.

According to, the indoor training center will be the site of 350 hospital beds, and Louis Armstrong Stadium will become a commissioner that will feed hospital workers and those seeking help. The setup is expected to be operational next week.

Officials from the All England Lawn Tennis Club – which hosts Wimbledon – will also hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday. They are expected to cancel this year’s tournament, the first cancellation since World War II. The French Open, originally scheduled for May 24 through June 7, was postponed and moved to September 20 through October 4.

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