Rafael Nadal tests positive for Covid-19 and puts Australian Open at risk

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Posted 12/20/2021 at 10:27 am

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Spaniard Rafael Nadal tested positive for Covid-19. The tennis player announced the diagnosis in a post on his official Twitter account on Monday, where he said he took a PCR test on his return home in Spain, after an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. In the Middle East country, they had tests that showed negative results for the disease.

“In both Kuwait and Abu Dhabi we did tests every two days and they all came back negative. I last did it on Friday and I got the result on Saturday. I am going through some unpleasant moments, but I am confident in improving slowly. -Slowly. Now I am locked in the house and I have already informed all those who have been in contact with me”, Nadal wrote.

It is certain that your participation in the first Grand Slam Australian Open of the 2022 season, which begins in Melbourne on 17 January, is at risk. “As a result of the situation, I will have to have complete flexibility with my schedule and I will analyze my options based on my development. I will keep you all informed of any decisions regarding my upcoming tournaments.”

Nadal, who is currently ranked sixth in the world, intended to play the Melbourne ATP 250 in the first week of January to prepare for the Australian Open. However, now everything will depend on how you deal with this disease.

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