Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Britain’s number one Evans drops out after testing positive for COVID-19

Paris: Dan Evans, the top-ranked Briton, said he had withdrawn from the Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19.

“I will not be able to prepare and prepare for the Tokyo Olympics,” Evans said on social media.

The 31-year-old is 28th in the ATP rankings.

“I am extremely disappointed and I am currently isolating myself according to the guidelines established by the government,” he wrote,

Evans had been selected to play in singles in Tokyo with reigning Olympic champion Andy Murray and to team up with Neal Skupski in doubles.

“I wish the whole GB team all the best for the games and look forward to being back on the pitch in the near future,” he concluded.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Dominic Thiem have all retired from Olympic tennis, while new Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic put his chances of playing in Tokyo to “50/50”.

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