Raducanu, with positive, delays his start to the season

Bad news for Emma Raducanu and foiled fancy party. The last US Open champion, who was to play this week at the “Mubadala World Tennis Championships” in Abu Dhabi, finally tested positive for coronavirus and will not be able to be from the game.

“I really wanted to play in front of the fans here in Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately after testing positive for COVID-19, I will have to put it off until the next opportunity. I am isolating myself according to the rules and I hope to be able to return soon, “officially announced the Canadian who was looking to open her season in this presentation.

In this way, a clash that promised was thwarted: this Thursday the United States Open champion was going to face Belinda Bencic, the gold medal winner at the Tokyo Olympics, a shock that still has only one precedent, precisely in the tournament in New York.

From the organization, of course, they have already announced that they are looking for a replacement. It should be remembered that this Thursday Dominic Thiem collides with Andy Murray and the winner will meet Rafael Nadal the next day. Andrey Rublev waits for Casper Ruud or Denis Shapovalov.