Japan’s Kei Nishikori explained on Sunday he had examined favourable for COVID-19 whilst in Florida – just two weeks ahead of the U.S. Open that starts in New York on Aug. 31.
The thirty-yr-outdated former planet quantity 4 has been staying at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and pulled out of the approaching Western & Southern Open, a warm-up tournament for several ahead of the Grand Slam.
“This morning whilst nonetheless in Florida, I received examined for COVID-19 and examined favourable,” Nishikori explained in a statement. “I will have to pull out of the Cincinnati tournament at this time.
“We have been preparing to fly to New York tomorrow but will clearly now keep in Florida.”
Nishikori extra that he had “really small signs and symptoms” and would go into self-isolation.
A quantity of gamers have withdrawn from this year’s U.S. Open above fears of contracting the coronavirus that has contaminated extra than five.three million folks in the United States and killed almost 170,000, in accordance to a Reuters tally.
Defending champion Rafa Nadal and women’s planet quantity one particular Ash Barty are amongst people who refused to travel, whilst reigning women’s champion Bianca Andreescu pulled out, saying the pandemic had compromised her skill to attain her highest degree of type.