John McEnroe, the main tennis analyst for ESPN, announced that he has been diagnosed with the virus responsible for causing Covid-19. As a result, he will be unable to cover the US Open tennis championships for a period of time.
“I regret to inform that I have tested positive for Covid after feeling unwell,” stated McEnroe on Tuesday. “I am currently watching the US Open from home and eagerly look forward to returning to work soon.”
ESPN expressed their well wishes to the tennis legend and looks forward to his return.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that individuals who test positive for Covid should remain at home for a minimum of five days and avoid contact with others. Those with moderate to severe cases are advised to isolate for at least 10 days.
John McEnroe’s sibling, Patrick, who works as a broadcaster for ESPN, received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 in March of 2020.
In 2009, John McEnroe became a part of the network to cover the US Open. During his career as a player, McEnroe achieved four out of seven Grand Slam singles titles at the US Open.
The last tennis championship of the year began on Monday and will end on September 10.