Andrey Rublev tests positive for Covid after beating Andy Murray in Abu Dhabi final

Andrey Rublev tests positive for Covid after beating Andy Murray in Abu Dhabi final
Rublev is the fifth player to test positive after playing at the event

World number five アンドレイ・ルブレフ is the fifth player to test positive for COVID-19 after playing at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi this month.

Spaniard Rafa Nadal, Canadian Denis Shapovalov, Switzerland’s Olympic champion ベリンダ・ベンチッチ and Tunisian Ons Jabeur all tested positive after taking part in the event.

我ら. Open champion エマ・ラドゥカヌ tested positive in Abu Dhabi before the event and withdrew, while Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya also contracted the novel coronavirus.

The 24-year-old Rublev, who beat アンディマリー in the World Tennis Championship final on 18 12月, confirmed on Twitter he was isolating with minimal symptoms.

“I am currently in Barcelona and unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19,” the Russian said. “I am in isolation and following all the protocols under the supervision of doctors.

"あなたが知っているように, I am fully vaccinated and was preparing for tournaments [とともに] ATP Cup and Australian Open. Now I have to recover and I will go to Melbourne only when it will be safe for everyone.”

The Australian Open will be held at Melbourne Park from 17 1月. Rublev was part of the Russian team that won the men’s ATP Cup this year and had been included in the team for the upcoming edition in Sydney, which kicks off on Saturday.

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