Planet No.5 Andrey Rublev has grow to be the fifth participant to check optimistic for COVID-19 soon after participating in at an exhibition occasion in Abu Dhabi just months out from the Australian Open.
The Russian is in isolation in Barcelona, seemingly specified to be dominated out of Russia’s defence of the ATP Cup title, with that 9-working day match commencing on Saturday in Sydney.
Spaniard Rafa Nadal, Canadian Denis Shapovalov, Switzerland’s Olympic winner Belinda Bencic and Tunisian Ons Jabeur all tested favourable right after taking section in the Abu Dhabi celebration.
US Open winner Emma Raducanu examined beneficial in Abu Dhabi just before the celebration and withdrew, though Nadal’s mentor Carlos Moya also contracted the virus.
The 24-12 months-aged Rublev, who defeat Andy Murray in the Aby Dhabi ultimate on December 18, verified on Twitter he was isolating with minimal signs and symptoms.
“I am now in Barcelona and unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19,” Rublev stated. “I am in isolation and pursuing all the protocols under the supervision of medical doctors.
“As you know, I am entirely vaccinated and was getting ready for tournaments – ATP Cup and Australian Open. Now I have to get better and I will go to Melbourne only when it will be protected for anyone.”
The Australian Open up will be held at Melbourne Park from January 17. Rublev was element of the Russian workforce that gained the men’s ATP Cup this year and experienced been provided in the team for the future edition in Sydney.