Covid positive: Tennis star Dan Evans pulls out of Olympic Games - The Solihull Observer

Covid positive: Tennis star Dan Evans pulls out of Olympic Games

Solihull Editorial 15th Jul, 2021   0

British number one tennis player Dan Evans from Hall Green has withdrawn from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics having tested positive for Covid-19.

Evans, who was due to compete in the men’s singles and men’s doubles competition in Tokyo, said: “Unfortunately, I recently tested positive for Covid-19.

“As a result, I will not be able to prepare and get myself ready for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“I am hugely disappointed and currently self isolating according to the guidelines as set out by the government.

“I want to wish the entire GB team all of the very best for the Games and look forward to being back on the court in the near future.”

Sir Andy Murray will be the sole representative in the men’s singles competition for Team GB and an announcement will be made in due course on a new partner for Neal Skupski in the men’s doubles.

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