Francisco Cerundolo, the only joy Argentina had had on Sunday in the first round of the Australian Open preview, announced this Monday that he cannot continue in the tournament, that he is deputy in Doha precisely because of the strict anti-COVID protocols of the oceanic country, because you have tested positive for coronavirus.
“Unfortunately, today I tested positive for COVID. I am in good health, but I will not be able to continue competing in the tournament. I will comply with the days of isolation that they tell me and I will go out with more strength than before. The Australian Open is over, but everything continues. Thank you all, “wrote the tennis player on social networks. Cerundolo had eliminated the Spanish Guillermo García López and he was going to face another representative of the Navy, Mario Vilella, who now goes directly to the third round without playing and is one victory away from the final draw of the Open. His rival will be the Indian Ramanathan or the Taiwanese Wu.
Cerundolo is the second Argentine player to be infected in recent weeks, after Juan Pablo Ficovich, who had to renounce qualy after contracting the disease. Six of the seven who have participated in the qualifying round, although with little luck since they have all been eliminated (also the one not in the photo, Trungelliti), including Cerundolo himself, They were photographed at a dinner in Doha without social distance or masks.