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Dan Evans out of Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19

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Great Britain’s Dan Evans pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19.

Evans, ranked No. 1 among British men’s players, revealed the positive test on Instagram.

“Unfortunately I recently tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, I will not be able to prepare and get myself ready for the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Evans wrote.

“I am hugely disappointed and currently self-isolating according to the guidelines as set out by the government. I want to wish the entire GB team all the very best for the Games and look forward to being back on court in the near future.”

Evans’ withdrawal comes one day after Johanna Konta, the top-ranked women’s player in Great Britain, also pulled out due to a positive test.

Evans is ranked 28th in the world. He recently played at Wimbledon and lost in the third round to American Sebastian Korda on July 2.

–Field Level Media

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