The ATP has issued a statement this Wednesday in which it concludes its investigation into the episode starring American tennis player Sam Querrey during the Saint Petersburg Tournament, where he did not comply with the protocols related to COVID-19.
Querrey tested positive for coronavirus before competing in the St. Petersburg Tournament. Instead of fulfilling the corresponding quarantine on Russian soil, andhe American tennis player left the country without permission, a fact that caused a stir and for which the ATP decided to open an investigation.
ATP confirms that “Mr. Querrey's conduct was contrary to the integrity of the game under the provision for a major player offense that is included in the ATP Code of Conduct.” For this reason, the ATP has decided to impose a $ 20,000 fine.
However, this fine might not be effective, as the ATP states that “Considering the good behavior of Mr. Querrey with the ATP, the fine has been provisionally suspended and will be lifted completely if Mr. Querrey does not break the health and safety protocols related to COVID-19 in a trial period over the next six months. “