he US Open looks set to lose a former finalist after Kei NIshikori revealed on Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 30-year-old who has not played for nearly a year due to injury – his last match was the Open third round last September – announced his health setback on social media.

“I have some unfortunate news today. This morning while still in Florida I got tested positive for COVID-19.

“I will have to pull out of the Cincinnati tournament (to be played inside the US Open isolation bubble in New York from the coming weekend).”

The Japanese player left a slight door open, adding: Me and my team will get tested again on Friday, at which point we will have another update.

“I’m feeling well and having very little (sic) symptoms but will obviously be in complete isolation for the safety of everyone.

“We were planning to fly to New York tomorrow (Monday) but will obviously now stay in Florida.” . 

Nishikori’s entire career has been constructed in Florida at the IMG academy where he still maintains a residence and training base. 


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