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Tennis ace Basilashvili struggles to breathe and treated by doctor before match abandoned

If only jabbed players are allowed into the country to compete, can we safely assume Basilashvili has suffered an adverse reaction?

Or, is it just a normal occurrence?

We all remember tennis stars suffering mid-tournament episodes like this pre-2021, right?

TENNIS star Nikoloz Basilashvili was forced to retire after struggling to breathe and needing treatment from a doctor.

The Georgian player was representing his country in the ATP Cup in Sydney.

But in his singles match on Wednesday against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, play was suddenly halted when Basilashvili was serving at 4-1 down in the first set.

The 29-year-old hit a forehand long to trail 0-30 in the game.

He then walked slowly to his team's bench and tried to take some deep breaths and sip some water as he waited for the physio to come on to court.

The pair had a conversation before another doctor joined as hand gestures suggested he was feeling tightness in his chest.

He was overheard saying: "Every shot I’m out of breath."


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