Tennis: American tennis participant Sam Querrey is under scrutiny for departing Russia to a private jet after testing positive for Covid-19. The 33-year-old along with his spouse had tested positive for the virus ahead of the St. Petersburg Open this week and have been placed in quarantine in a five-star resort, according to the tournament organizers.
Local health authorities had advocated Querrey and his loved ones should be moved to a private apartment but the World no. 49 didn’t answer the door when a group of physicians was discharged to rate their condition, according to organizers.
“Sam Querrey was scheduled to retest on Thursday, October 15, however, rather than behaving in accordance with ATP rules and the championship’s sanitary protocol, Sam Querrey was recorded leaving the resort by hotel security cameras at 5.45 a.m. on October 13, with his loved ones, without even notifying the reception,” read a statement from organizers.
“As Querrey advised the ATP representative, he and his family left Russia on a private plane.” The ATP, the governing body for men’s tennis, told PHILsPORTSNEWS that it had been conscious of an episode” regarding a player’s serious breach of protocol” and verified it has launched an investigation. It did not name Querrey in its statement. Querrey has not won a grand slam singles title in his career but did reach the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2017.