Rublev is the fifth player to test positive after playing at the event
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.