Querrey, positive for COVID

The American Sam Querrey has been absent this Monday due to illness at the St. Petersburg tennis Open, which began this Monday in the second city of Russia, reported the press office of the tournament, which did not specify the ailment that afflicts the tennis player. Unofficial sources cited by the digital Fontanka.ru indicated that eThe athlete tested positive for coronavirus and is currently in isolation.

Querrey, 33 years old and 49th in the world rankings, He has been replaced by Serbian Viktor Troicki, who in the first round will face Canadian Denis Shapovalov. This year, its 25th edition, the St. Petersburg Open is held for the first time in the ATP 500 category. The tournament, which distributes more than 1.2 million dollars in prizes, is disputed as a public, although this must not exceed 50 percent of the capacity of the Sibur-Arena complex, with capacity for more than 7,000 spectators.

The table is led by Russian Daniil Medvedev, the fifth racket in the world and champion of the last edition, who tomorrow, on the second day of the first round, will face the Frenchman Richard Gasquet. Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, fifth in the tournament, will face Britain's Daniel Evan today for a place in the quarterfinals.