Spaniard Fernando Verdasco is set to sue the French Open after being forced out of the tournament following a positive COVID-19 test.

The 36-year-old veteran said he had previously tested positive for the virus, asymptomatically, in August.

But he then told radio station Cadena Ser in Spain he was refused the opportunity of another test to discover out if the first one was inaccurate.

Two further independent tests came back negative.

“Do I want to sue Roland Garros? Yes, obviously,” he said.

“Nobody can believe that a tournament like Roland Garros can do that. It can’t be.

“It is not a thing about money, it is a thing of damage which this does you personally and professionally.”

Verdasco said the whole saga had left him unsure whether he wanted to get back on court.

“I don’t know if I’m going to play again this year or not because you lose the desire for everything,” he said.