Tokyo 2020: Dan Evans withdraws from Olympics after positive Covid-19 test

Dan Evans
Evans was beaten in the third round of Wimbledon by American Sebastian Korda

British number one Dan Evans has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympic Games after testing positive for Covid-19.

Evans, 31, said he was “hugely disappointed” and is currently self-isolating according to government guidelines.

On Tuesday, Britain’s top female player Johanna Konta also withdrew from this summer’s Olympics as a result of contracting coronavirus.

The Games takes place from 23 July until 8 August.

Evans, who is ranked 28th in the world, said he was unable to prepare properly and get ready for what would have been his maiden Olympics in Tokyo.

He posted on Instagram: “I want to wish the entire GB team all the very best for the games and look forward to being back on the court in the near future.”

More to follow.

BBC News

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