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Sport Australian Open umpire Bernardes 'recovering well' after heart scare

19:50  21 january  2021
19:50  21 january  2021 Source:   performgroup.com

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Australian Open umpire Carlos Bernardes has been transported to hospital in an ambulance after suffering a heart attack while in hotel Bernardes was undergoing his 14-day hard quarantine period after coming into contact with a positive COVID-19 case on his chartered flight to Australia .

Veteran tennis umpire Carlos Bernardes has reportedly suffered a heart attack inside his hotel quarantine room in Melbourne. Bernardes was quarantining in hard lockdown alongside at least 72 other players after flying to Australia for the Australian Open , beginning February 8 at Melbourne

Tennis umpire Carlos Bernardes is "recovering well" after reportedly suffering a heart attack ahead of the Australian Open.

The veteran Brazilian, who has officiated in US Open and Wimbledon men's singles finals, was taken from his hotel to a Melbourne hospital on Wednesday after falling ill.

It was widely reported he had a heart attack, with Bernardes pictured on a stretcher while being loaded into an ambulance.

The ATP, which runs the men's tour and has been Bernardes' employer since 1990, offered an positive update on Thursday.


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In a statement, the governing body said: "Following admittance to hospital [non-COVID related] on Wednesday in Melbourne, we are pleased to report that ATP umpire Carlos Bernardes is recovering well.

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(Reuters) - Tennis umpire Carlos Bernardes has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack while in quarantine in Melbourne ahead of next month's Australian Open , local media reported on Thursday. Photos of Bernardes being wheeled into an ambulance were posted on social media on Wednesday.

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"Carlos passes on his gratitude for all the well wishes he's received, and we wish him all the best for a full recovery."

According to Brazilian tennis website TenisNews, Bernardes remains under observation but is expected to leave hospital on Saturday.

He was staying at The View, one of three hotels where Australian Open players and tennis officials are quarantining for two weeks after their arrival in the country.

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