Nishikori’s US Open hopes fade with 2nd COVID-19 constructive take a look at report

New York, August 22

Kei Nishikori’s hopes of taking part in on the US Open have light additional after the Japanese former world No. four revealed he had examined constructive for COVID-19 for a second time.

The 30-year-old, a finallist at Flushing Meadows in 2014, withdrew from the Western & Southern Open hardcourt warm-up after his first constructive take a look at final week.

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“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 posted on social media late on Friday.

“The next test will be early next week at which time we will update you with more information.”

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Nishikori, who has been staying on the IMG Academy in Florida, has loved his biggest Grand Slam success on the US Open, reaching the semifinals in 2016 and 2018 along with his loss to Marin Cilic within the 2014 title-decider.

The US Open begins on August 31 however a string of high gamers have withdrawn over fears of contracting the novel coronavirus, which has contaminated greater than 5.6 million folks and killed 175,397 within the United States.

Defending champions Rafa Nadal and Bianca Andreescu, in addition to girls’s world No. 1 Ash Barty, are amongst those that have determined to not journey to New York. Reuters

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