World number two Daniil Medvedev has been forced to withdraw from the Monte-Carlo Masters due to a positive COVID test it has been announced.
The tournament, which is already underway, is being played behind closed doors for the first time with Medvedev seeded second, behind Novak Djokovic.
Medvedev has been training with fellow players and attended a press interview yesterday, so the news has come as a shock to all concerned.
The ATP made an announcement on Tuesday informing of the Russian’s withdrawal and that he’ll now be moved into isolation.
“It’s a big disappointment not to play in Monte-Carlo,” said Medvedev.
“My focus is now on recovery and I look forward to getting back out on Tour as soon and as safely as possible,”
The ATP statement goes on to say that ‘Medvedev has been placed in isolation and will continue to be monitored by the Tournament Physician and ATP Medical Team.’
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— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) April 13, 2021
Medvedev has been replaced in the singles second round and been withdrawn from the doubles tournament.
The news may be a concern to the Rafael Nadal camp who Medvedev trained with on Monday.
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