ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — U.S. tennis participant Sam Querrey was positioned in isolation by Russian authorities after testing constructive for the coronavirus however left the nation on a personal aircraft, organizers of the St. Petersburg Open stated Thursday.
The event stated Querrey and his spouse examined constructive Sunday, the day earlier than fundamental draw play began. They’d examined adverse on arrival in Russia 4 days earlier. He was withdrawn from the competitors, and the household was requested to isolate collectively at a lodge.
In a press release, the event stated Querrey didn’t open the door to medical doctors who got here to look at the household on Monday, saying his child son was sleeping, and the household then left the lodge earlier than a second scheduled examination the subsequent day.
“Sam Querrey, because the lodge’s safety cameras recognized, left the lodge collectively along with his household at 5:45 a.m. on Oct. 13 with out informing the reception service. As Querrey informed an ATP consultant, he left Russia along with his household on a personal aircraft,” the event stated, citing data from the ATP Tour.
The ATP stated it was investigating an incident on the event however didn’t title Querrey.
“The ATP is conscious of an incident concerning a participant’s critical breach of protocol referring to COVID-19 at this week’s St. Petersburg Open,” the tour stated. “Adhering to well being and security protocols is essential to make sure occasions happen safely and inside the pointers established by native authorities. Gamers and their help group members are reminded that breaches of protocol can jeopardize an occasion’s capability to function and have repercussions on the remainder of the Tour. In accordance with ATP’s Code of Conduct, we’re taking this matter extraordinarily critically and an investigation is underway.”
There was no fast remark from a spokesperson for Querrey, who’s ranked forty ninth on the planet.