Sydney, Australia) – Canadian Denis Shapovalov, ranked 14th in the world, told on his social network that he was diagnosed with Kovid-19 upon arrival in Australia. The 22-year-old has traveled to Sydney, where he plans to start his 2022 season with an ATP Cup competition.
Shapovalov wrote, “Hello everyone. I want to inform you that on landing in Sydney I tested positive for COVID. I am already following all protocols, including isolation, and those with whom I have come in contact.” “I have mild symptoms and hope to be back on court when it is safe. I thank everyone for their support and I wish you a happy and safe party time.”
The Canadian team is in Group C, which also includes the United States, Great Britain and Germany. The debut will take place on January 2 against the North American team. The Canadian team also includes Felix Auger-Aliassim, Breyden Schnoor, Peter Polanski and Steven Diaz.
Last week, Shapovalov attended the World Tennis Championship Series exhibitions in Abu Dhabi and several tennis players contracted COVID-19 during the event. Rafael Nadal, coach Carlos Moya, Belinda Bencic and Ons Jabur were also infected.
— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) December 25, 2021