Dan Evans has been ruled out of this month’s rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo after a positive coronavirus test; Evans said on social media: “I am hugely disappointed and currently self-isolating”; Johanna Konta was also forced to withdraw on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19
Last Updated: 14/07/21 8:20pm
British No 1 Dan Evans has pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after testing positive for coronavirus.
Evans’ positive test comes just a day after British number one Johanna Konta was also forced to withdraw from this summer’s Tokyo Olympics due to contracting COVID-19.
In an Instagram post, Evans said: “Unfortunately I recently tested positive for COVID-19.
“As a result, I will not be able to prepare and get myself ready for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I am hugely disappointed and currently self-isolating according to the guidelines as set out by the government.
“I want to wish the entire GB team all the very best for the Games and look forward to being on the court in the near future.”
Evans failed to reach the last 16 of this year’s Wimbledon after defeat to American Sebastian Korda.
Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer also withdrew from the Olympics on Tuesday due to a knee injury, joining Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem who had already pulled out of the rearranged Games.
Source : Sky Sports