Sam Querrey is an American professional tennis player who is ranked world No. 65 in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
The 33 year old US tennis player and his wife who have tested positive for coronavirus have reportedly varnished from Russia after testing positive.
The tournament said Querrey and his wife tested positive on Sunday, the day before main draw play started. They tested negative on arrival in Russia four days earlier. He was withdrawn from the competition and the family was asked to isolate together at a hotel.
In a statement, the tournament said:
“Sam Querrey, as the hotel’s security cameras identified, left the hotel together with his family at 5:45am on October 13 without informing the reception service. As Querrey told an ATP representative, he left Russia with his family on a private plane,”
“The ATP is aware of an incident regarding a player’s serious breach of protocol relating to Covid-19 at this week’s St Petersburg Open,” the tour said.
“Adhering to health and safety protocols is critical to ensure events take place safely and within the guidelines established by local authorities. Players and their support team members are reminded that breaches of protocol can jeopardize an event’s ability to operate and have repercussions on the rest of the Tour. In accordance with ATP’s Code of Conduct, we are taking this matter extremely seriously and an investigation is underway.”