Davidovich rules out playing in Australia after having passed the covid

The man from Malaga and his coach could not travel to Melbourne after testing positive fourteen days ago.

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Spanish tennis player Alejandro Davidovich, number 52 of the ATP, announced this Monday that he ruled out playing the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year that is scheduled to start on February 8, due to the fact that the covid disease has just passed -19 and it would be rash to face that tournament.

The 21-year-old from Malaga said in a statement that both he and his coach, Jorge Aguirre, tested positive for coronavirus fourteen days ago and that is why they could not travel to Melbourne last Thursday. Davidovich points out that his coach has had mild symptoms and that he is "practically asymptomatic" .

The tennis player points out that they studied the possibility of forcing the trip but that they ruled it out because they did not consider it advisable to play a tournament of that level and with five-set matches, which would lead to a probable injury. Davidovich is "sad" for not being in the first Grand Slam of the year but also "happy" for having overcome the disease.

The Malaga-born, who was proclaimed junior champion of Wimbledon in 2017, is currently the fifth Spanish player in the world rankings after Rafa Nadal, Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño and Albert Ramos.



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