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By Richard Pagliaro | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 
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World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after testing positive for Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus has knocked Daniil Medvedev out of Monte-Carlo.

The world No. 2 withdrew from the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters today after testing positive for Coronavirus yesterday.

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Medvedev, who lives in Monte-Carlo, has been placed in isolation and his health will be monitored by the tournament physician. Medvedev has been replaced in the draw by Juan Ignacio Londero.

The Australian Open finalist, who had a first-round bye, hit with 11-time Monte-Carlo champion Rafael Nadal yesterday.

"I'm very disappointed that I can't play here at home," Medvedev said in a statement. "My focus now is on recovery and I look forward to getting back out on tour as soon and as safely as possible."




World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the top seed in his home tournament, while 13-time Roland Garros champion Nadal finds himself in the unfamiliar position of third seed in his first tournament since the Australian Open.




Nadal will open against left-hander Federico Delbonis. Djokovic is scheduled to face Miami Open finalist Jannik Sinner in his opener. 

 

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