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Tennis: Kei Nishikori tests positive again for virus, U.S. Open in doubt

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Japan’s Kei Nishikori stated Friday he has actually examined positive again for the unique coronavirus after disclosing his first infection much less than a week back, making it really not likely he will certainly dip into the U.S. Open beginning Aug. 31.

“Just a little update, I just took another COVID test and am still positive. I have very minimal symptoms and am staying in full isolation” in Florida, Nishikori published on his main application.

Kei Nishikori of Japan techniques in advance of his third-round songs match versus Alex de Minaur of Australia at the U.S. Open tennis competition in New York on Aug. 30, 2019. (Kyodo)

Following the first positive examination, the 30-year-old took out of the Western and also Southern Open, a U.S. Open workout occasion transferred to New York from its regular place in Cincinnati.

“(My) next test will be early next week at which time we will update you with more information. Thanks for all the messages and have a good weekend,” included Nishikori.

The Japanese had his career-best Grand Slam result at the U.S. Open in 2014 when he completed runner-up.

He got to the semifinals in his previous 2 looks at the year’s last Grand Slam, in 2016 and also 2018.

The ATP Tour resumed this month after a five-month respite as a result of the pandemic. The U.S. Open will certainly be held without viewers for infection avoidance functions and also gamers that examined positive to the virus will certainly be disqualified.

A variety of gamers have actually currently taken out from the competition, consisting of safeguarding guys’s songs champ Rafael Nadal and also ladies’s songs globe No. 1 Ashleigh Barty.

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