33 year old US tennis player Sam Querrey, has been accused of fleeing Russia on a private jet after he and his family tested positive for Covid-19.
Querrey and his wife had tested positive for the virus ahead of the St. Petersburg Open this week and were placed in quarantine at a hotel, according to the tournament organizers.
Doctors had recommended Querrey and his family be moved to a private apartment but he did not allegedly answer the door when doctors were dispatched to evaluate his condition.
“Sam Querrey was scheduled to retest on Thursday, October 15, however, instead of acting in accordance with ATP rules and the tournament’s sanitary protocol, Sam Querrey was recorded leaving the hotel by hotel security cameras at 5.45 a.m. on October 13, with his family, without notifying the reception,”
“As Querrey told the ATP representative, he and his family left Russia on a private plane.” read a statement from organizers.
The ATP which is the World tennis controlling body, said it was aware of an incident “regarding a player’s serious breach of protocol”
Querrey has not won a grand slam singles title in his career but is ranked world number 47.
Querrey has not responded to the allegations as at press time.