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Australian Open qualifiers halted mid-match to tell player he had Covid-19 – The Guardian

A second coronavirus case in Doha have prompted questions about why players were allowed on the court before receiving their test results



Denis Kudla has been rushed into quarantine at the Australian Open qualifying event in Doha after testing positive for Covid-19.
Fourth-seeded Kudla downed Moroccan Elliot Benchetrit 6-4 6-3 but the match ended in controversy. Kudlas positive Covid test result reportedly came through with Kudla leading 5-3 in the second and, according to Benchetrit, they had to finish the game in progress.
Because world No 114 Kudla won that game, which wrapped up the match, he was declared the winner. Had Benchetrit…

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