AUSTRALIA’s number one ranked male tennis player, Alex de Minaur, has been ruled out of the upcoming Olympics after testing positive to COVID-19.
The Australian Olympic Committee confirmed on Friday morning he would no longer be taking part in the Tokyo Games.
It’s understood de Minaur tested negative for the virus on July 5 after leaving Wimbeldon in London.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
He then travelled to Spain where he tested positive on July 10.
It was going to be de Minaur’s first Olympics campaign, where he was a good chance of grabbing a medal.
It isn’t the only drama involving an Australian Olympian with Opals star Liz Cambage’s campaign under a cloud after an alleged incident in the team’s Las Vegas camp.
According to reports, the basketball champ was involved in a physical altercation during a private scrimmage against Nigeria, which resulted in heated verbal abuse.
It is also alleged she broke team protocols to go out in Las Vegas and there is believed to be another incident being investigated by team officials.
It’s believed her behaviour has upset her teammates and Australian officials and could leave to her being stood down from the team for Tokyo.
The allegations are being investigated by Basketball Australia.