Australian Alex de Minaur has tested positive for COVID-19 and has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics.

The Australian Olympic team’s chef de mission Ian Chesterman told media de Minaur was “shattered” over the news.

“We are very disappointed for Alex,” Chesterman said.

“It has been his dream to represent Australia at the Olympic Games since he was a child.”

De Minaur, Australia’s top-ranked men’s player at No. 17, was scheduled to play both singles and doubles.

“Alex undertook both the 96-hour and 72-hour PCR test as required by the Japanese authorities and unfortunately both returned a positive result,” the Australian Olympic Committee said in a statement from Sydney.

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