Roberto Bautista Agut becomes the THIRD player to pull out from Wimbledon after testing positive for Covid ahead of second round match against Daniel Galan… after Matteo Berretini and Marin Cilic also withdrew
- Roberto Bautista Agut has become the third player to withdraw from Wimbledon
- He confirmed he has tested positive for Covid but the symptoms are not serious
- The Spaniard was scheduled to play Daniel Elahi Galan in round two today
- Former finalists Matteo Berrettini and Marin Cilic also withdrew due to Covid
Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut has become the third player to withdraw from this year’s Wimbledon after testing positive for Covid.
The world No 19 was scheduled to play Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round on Court Three today.
He wrote on Twitter: ‘I have tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, the symptoms are not very serious, but I think it is the best decision. Thanks for your support. I hope to come back soon.’
Roberto Bautista Agut has become the third player to withdraw from this year’s Wimbledon
There is no requirement for players to test for Covid at Wimbledon this year and they are not obligated to withdraw if they test positive.
However, Bautista Agut follows former finalists Matteo Berrettini and Marin Cilic who pulled out ahead of the first round due to positive tests.
The 34-year-old Spaniard achieved a career best Grand Slam performance when he reached the semi-finals in SW19 in 2019 before losing to Novak Djokovic.
The Spaniard breezed through his first round match, outclassing Attila Balasz in straight sets
Last year’s runner-up Matteo Berrettini withdrew before the first round due to a positive test
He breezed through his first round match at this year’s tournament, outclassing Hungary’s Attila Balasz in straight sets – 6-1 6-0 6-3.
Galan, Bautista Agut’s second round opponent, receives a walkover into round three – which equals his own best performance at a Grand Slam.
The Colombian will meet the winner of the round two tie between 20-year-old Brandon Nakashima and last year’s semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov.
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