Roberto Bautista Agut withdraws from Wimbledon with COVID-19

Jonathan Davies in Wimbledon 30 Jun 2022
Bautista Agut is the third player to withdraw from Wimbledon this week (MB Media Solutions / Alamy Stock Photo)

Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of his second-round clash with Daniel Galan.

A semi-finalist in 2019, Bautista Agut arrived at SW19 full of momentum following his run to the final in Mallorca last week.

But after opening with a commanding straight-sets victory over Hungary’s Attila Balazs on Tuesday, the 17th seed has been forced to pull out of the tournament.

Colombia’s Galan subsequently receives a bye into the third round, where he will play either Denis Shapovalov or Brandon Nakashima.

Bautista Agut is the latest player to have returned a positive test after former finalists Marin Cilic and Matteo Berrettini withdrew for the same reason earlier this week.

The Spaniard wrote on Instagram: “Sadly today, I have notified the organisation of Wimbledon of my withdrawal from the competition.

“Yesterday, I started not feeling very well and I tested positive for Covid-19.

“Symptoms are not very serious, but I think this is the best decision.

“Thank you for all your support always. I hope to be back on court soon.”

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