Entertainment Sports Tennis Player Jack Draper, 19, Collapses on Court During Match at the Miami Open Jack Draper, who was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this year, was playing at the Miami Open on Thursday when he suddenly collapsed By Jason Hahn Jason Hahn Jason Hahn is a former Human Interest and Sports Reporter for PEOPLE. He started at PEOPLE's Los Angeles Bureau as a writer and reporter in 2017 and interviewed the likes of Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady. He has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He previously worked for Complex Magazine in New York City. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 26, 2021 02:40 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Tennis player Jack Draper is recovering after he collapsed during a match played under high temperatures at the Miami Open on Thursday. A video, provided by Tennis TV, shows 19-year-old Draper falling to the ground as he attempted to return a shot from Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin. The incident happened during the first set of the match and Draper was quickly tended to by medical personnel. Temperatures reached as high as 80 degrees on Thursday, according to Weather.com. According to News.com.au, the British tennis player had his heart-rate checked earlier in the set after appearing distressed, but ultimately decided to continue playing. After recovering, Draper said he began to feel unwell when the two opponents switched to different sides of the court. "At the changeover, I was starting to feel my body a bit. I said that I'm going to carry on because I wasn't feeling faint," he said, according to the outlet. "But obviously when I got out there, that wasn't the case. On the last point, I didn't collapse." "I actually just tripped because I was starting to feel really dizzy and stuff," Draper added. Tennis TV/YouTube Naomi Osaka Says Boyfriend Cordae 'Stopped Everything' to Quarantine for Her U.S. Open Finals Win According to Sky Sports, Draper later told reporters that he was tested positive for COVID-19 in January. "I didn't move a muscle and that was after pre-season as well, so I put in a really good pre-season and then I didn't play so it's been a rough start to the year," he said. "I got it, it's obviously an extremely aggressive virus and you can catch it from anywhere, but I got it and it did affect me quite badly for seven days," Draper continued. Jim Courier on Which Players He's Excited to Watch as the 2021 Miami Open Begins Draper left open the possibility that his bout with the respiratory virus had an effect on his condition at the tournament. "I've put in loads of great training since then, so it's no excuse, but did it have an effect on me at the time? Probably," he said. "With a lot of these things you don't know how much it really affects you." RELATED VIDEO: Serena Williams Withdraws from Miami Open Due to Oral Surgery: 'I Look Forward to Coming Back Soon' Draper said he will be flying back to the U.K. to play in another tournament. After the match's end, Kukushkin complimented Draper's skill and understood the difficulty of playing under high temperatures. "I believe he's a good player, young," he said, according to The Guardian. "It was a tough match, really tough conditions today. So hot and humid and really slow. I've never played in such slow conditions. The balls after one or two games started getting so big. You needed so much energy to just hit over the net. Every single game was deuce, such long rallies."