The last hours of Sam querrey and his family were from a movie and not precisely because of an epic triumph or a consecration with a trophy in hand. The player abandonment St. Petersburg without authorization, where the ATP 500 was supposed to play and was discharged for being COVID-19 positive, and the rest will be known as soon as it comes out to confirm or deny the facts.
The tournament statement is a detailed detail of the action of the american: “In accordance with ATP regulations and the tournament sanitary protocol, all arriving players are required to pass the COVID-19 test, and only if they receive a negative result can they attend the stadium, get accredited, start preparing and participate in it. The ATP regulations require that the test every four days of stay from the day of arrival “.
With clear rules for everyone, whatever their names are Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka or Denis Shapovalov, the status of 49th in the world rankings is cloudy.
“On the day of arrival in Russia, October 7, Sam Querrey and his wife passed the test with negative results. The following, dated October 11 tested positive which was confirmed by an immediate same day retest“, confirmed the report of the tournament.
According to the ATP protocol and the rules of Rospotrebnadzor, the main Russian authority overseeing public events, including sports, the player was withdrawn from the tournament and isolated in a room of Four Seasons hotel.
“The tournament organized the visit of a doctor and a pediatrician from a private SOGAZ clinic, who They tried twice to examine Querrey, but failed because the athlete did not open the door of his room, nor on October 12, referring to the fact that the boy was sleeping. nor on October 13, despite the preliminary agreement. The dialogue between the tournament manager and the athlete led to no results“, they certified.
And they concluded: “Although I was scheduled to take the test again on Thursday, October 15, instead of acting in accordance with ATP rules and tournament sanitary protocol, Sam Querrey, as recorded by hotel surveillance cameras, at 5.45 am on October 13, he left the hotel with his family without notifying the reception. As Querrey told the APR representative, he and his family left Russia in a private plane. The ATP representative passed this information on to the tournament management after the repeated failed attempt to leave the medical team. “
In this way, the organization of the tournament of Fórmula TX completed: “The organizing committee took all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the players, ATP representatives and all tournament services. The valuation and qualification of the actions of the player Sam Querrey are carried out by ATP “.