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Medvedev out of Monte Carlo Masters with Covid-19

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Monaco, April 13 (IANS) World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters following a positive Covid-19 test, men’s tennis’ ruling body ATP said on Tuesday.

“Following the return of a positive Covid-19 test result on April 12, 2021, Medvedev has been withdrawn from the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters,” ATP said in a statement.

The ATP statement added that Medvedev had been moved into isolation and “continues to be monitored by the Tournament Physician and ATP Medical Team”.

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“He has been replaced in the singles second round (following a first-round bye) and has been withdrawn from doubles competition.”

“It’s a big disappointment not to play in Monte Carlo. My focus is now on recovery and I look forward to getting back out on tour as soon and as safely as possible,” Medvedev said.

Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic had beaten Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win his ninth Australian Open crown and 18th Grand Slam title in February this year.

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