Medvedev positive for Covid-19, withdraws from Monte Carlo

Daniil Medvedev, who practiced with Rafael Nadal yesterday, the day of his positive test, has been placed in quarantine. — Reuters pic
Daniil Medvedev, who practiced with Rafael Nadal yesterday, the day of his positive test, has been placed in quarantine. — Reuters pic

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MONACO, April 13 — Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters after testing positive for Covid-19, the ATP Tour announced today.

“It’s a big disappointment not to play in Monte-Carlo. My focus is now on recovery and I look forward to getting back out on Tour as soon and as safely as possible,” the Russian world number two said in an ATP statement.

Medvedev, who practiced with Rafael Nadal yesterday, the day of his positive test, has been placed in quarantine, “and continues to be monitored by the Tournament Physician and ATP Medical Team”, the statement added.

Medvedev, a finalist in Monte Carlo in 2019, had a first round bye and has been replaced in the singles second round where he was due to play either Fili or Nikoloz Basilashvili tomorrow.

As a Monaco resident the 25-year-old was allowed to reside at his home, in contrast to other players who are living in strict bio-secure bubble accommodation.

Runner-up to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open this year, he took over the number two ATP ranking with his victory at Marseille in March.

He was due on court in Monte Carlo following his upset quarter-final defeat to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the Miami Open at the start of the month. — AFP

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