Rafael Nadal, Denis Shapovalov, Emma Raducanu, Belinda Bencic, Ons Jabeur – and now Andrej Rublew. The Russian is the sixth prominent Corona case. Andrei Rublew commented on Twitter late on Sunday evening. He is currently in Barcelona. There he had tested positive and showed minimal symptoms. Actually, the Russian (24) wanted to prepare for the ATP Cup starting next week in Sydney. Rublew should then compete at the Australian Open, which begins on January 17th. Rublew is definitely out of the ATP Cup.
“Now I have to get well and I will only travel to Melbourne if it is safe for everyone,” wrote Rublew. It is also uncertain whether or when the world number one Novak Djokovic will travel to Australia. A decision by the Serb, who has described his vaccination status as a private matter, is expected shortly. It is also questionable whether Austria’s ailing star Dominic Thiem will take part in Melbourne.