COVID-19 eliminates Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer from Olympic tennis in doubles

Jean-Julien Rojer and his teammate, Wesley Koolhof, were eliminated as a result of the positive, giving New Zealanders Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus to the quarter-finals

TOKYO – The Dutch tennis player Jean-Julien Rojer tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew from the Olympic doubles tournament with his partner, Wesley koolhofsaid Monday the International Tennis Federation.

The eighth-seeded pair had to face the New Zealanders Marcus daniell Y Michael venus, who advanced directly to the quarterfinals.

According to information from NBC Sports, this is the sixth member of the delegation of the Netherlands in yielding a positive test for COVID-19, and first tennis player so far Tokyo 2020. The others include a skateboarding athlete, a tae kwon do athlete, a rowing athlete, and two members of the rowing staff.

“Sadly, the doctor called me in the morning to inform me that my test had come back positive,” he said. Rojer, who had stayed outside the Olympic village, according to NBC Sports. “I don’t know what to say. I’m terribly sorry for everyone on the team, I did my best not to get infected beforehand, and here too. I have no idea how this all happened.”

Rojer he was in isolation.

Information from AP was used in the writing of this note.