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British No1 Cameron Norrie pulls out of the Japan Open after testing positive for Covid-19

British No1 Cameron Norrie pulls out of the Japan Open after testing positive for Covid-19 leaving his ATP Finals chances hanging in the balance

  • Cameron Norrie has pulled out of the Japan Open after testing positive for Covid
  • The 27-year-old now risks missing the ATP Finals in Turin next month
  • Norrie confirmed the news in a Twitter post where he said he was feeling ‘100%’
  • The tennis star has to isolate for 7 days in South Korea where he tested positive  

British number one Cameron Norrie has confirmed he has tested positive for Covid and is now isolating in South-Korea.

The 27-year-old pulled out of his Korea Open quarter-final against America’s Jenson Brooksby at the last minute on Friday.

The ATP said it was due to illness while Norrie had previously complained he was jet-lagged.

Cameron Norrie has pulled out of the Japan Open after testing positive for Covid-19

Cameron Norrie has pulled out of the Japan Open after testing positive for Covid-19

It means he will miss next week’s Japan Open which will be a blow to his chances of sealing a place at the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin next month.

‘Unfortunately I had a positive Covid test in Korea and wasn’t able to compete in the rest of my matches. I have no symptoms and I am feeling 100%,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘I was really hoping to go to Tokyo but because of the quarantine period I will not be able to play there.’

Norrie confirmed the news in an Instagram post

His 7-day isolation period means he missed the Japan Open

Norrie confirmed he had tested positive for Covid in a series of posts on his Instagram story

At least Norrie will be entertained in isolation by a big inflatable yellow duck seen outside

At least Norrie will be entertained in isolation by a big inflatable yellow duck seen outside

Posting on his Twitter account to confirm the news of his Covid result, Norrie revealed that despite testing positive he has no symptoms and is feeling ‘100%’.

He went on to say: ‘I was really hoping to go to Tokyo but because of the quarantine period I will not be able to play there. Looking forward to getting back to Europe for the indoors’.

Norrie's chances of playing in the ATP Finals in Turin next month are now at risk

Norrie’s chances of playing in the ATP Finals in Turin next month are now at risk 

Norrie has enjoyed his most successful season to date, rising to number eight in the ATP world rankings and claiming over £1million in prize winnings as he made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals. 

South Korea still has some of the world’s strictest Covid-19 rules with fully vaccinated individuals still needing to isolate for 7 days after testing positive.


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