Kei Nishikori will not play the Cincinnati Masters after the former Top 5 announced today that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“I have some unfortunate news,” the 30-year-old Nishikori said in a statement. “This morning while still in Florida, I got tested for Covid19 and tested positive. I will have to pull out of the Cincinnati tournament at this time.
“Me and my team will get tested again on Friday at which point I will have another update.
“I am feeling well and have very little symptoms but will obviously be in complete isolation for the safety of everyone.
“We were planning to fly to New York tomorrow but will obviously now stay in Florida.”
Nishikori becomes the first high profile player to contract the virus in over a month.
The US Open is set to begin two weeks from tomorrow, so he could get clear of the virus in time to play the event where he once made the finals.
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