Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev has said that he has completed his self quarantine period and after testing negative for the coronavirus three times he has been given the green light to participate at Thiem's 7 event.
Rublev, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 14 in the world, will be one of eight players who will be competing at an exhibition event in Kitzbuhel this week from July 7-11. "Hi guys. I want to share important news with you.
After completing 14 days of quarantine and three tests (all negative), my doctor has just cleared me to play in the Thiem's 7 event in Kitzbuhel, Austria later this week," Rublev said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
"I understand that this is a difficult time and a big responsibility that I have. The organizers have assured me that they will run the event in a safe manner; complying with all laws, regulations, public health protocols, and health and safety guidelines.
"I will do my part to stay healthy and stay safe from the virus. And the main thing for me is not to endanger the people around me."
Rublev promised to be responsible
Rublev, who participated at the Adria Tour event in Zadar, promised to self quarantine for 14 days after four players who participated at the event tested positive for the coronavirus.
"Hi everyone! I wanted to tell you that I am fine and healthy. I tested negative for Covid-19. I hope that our lives will soon return to normal. And we can handle it together," Rublev said after testing negative for the first time.
"What is happening in the world now is our responsibility. This is a global problem and it affects all of us. We need to all help reduce the spreading of this virus. So I am going to self quarantine for the next 14 days. Thank you for your support."
Rublev, who won back-to-back titles earlier this year, made the final at the Adria Tour event in Zadar but he never clashed against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic as the organizers called off the final due to coronavirus concerns.
Rublev will be hoping to produce quality tennis at Thiem's 7, an event which is set to be featured by world No. 3 Dominic Thiem, Matteo Berrettini, Roberto Bautista Agut, Karen Khachanov, Jan-Lennard Struff, Casper Ruud and Dennis Novak.