Alex de Minaur Out Of Tokyo Olympics After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Devastating blow


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A blow for the Australian Olympic team after tennis star Alex de Minaur tested positive to COVID-19.

The 22-year-old has been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after pre-departure swabs picked up the virus.

Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman says it's disappointing, but thankfully no other players are impacted.

"We're very disappointed for Alex. He said that he's shattered not being able to come, it's been a dream since he was a child to represent Australia at the Olympic Games but he has sent his very best wishes for the rest of the team," he said.

The young tennis star was due to play singles, as well as doubles with fellow Aussie John Peers.

No other tennis players have had contact with Alex since he left Wimbledon on July 5.

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Amber Lowther

16 July 2021

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