‘Shattered’ De Minaur out of Games after testing positive to COVID-19

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Tennis star Alex de Minaur has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive to COVID-19.

The Australian Olympic Commission chef de mission Ian Chesterman confirmed the news on Friday morning.

De Minaur tested positive on July 10. Credit:Getty Images

“We have been advised that Alex de Minaur has had a positive test, as a consequence, Alex, sadly will be unable to join the Australian team,” Chesterman said.

“He’s said he’s shattered.”

Team doctor David Hughes said the 22-year-old tested negative on July 5 after leaving the Wimbledon bubble before flying to Spain. He later tested positive on Saturday.

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