Kyrgios in doubt for AO after positive test result

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Australian prima Nick Kyrgios has pulled retired of the Sydney Tennis Classic aft investigating affirmative for COVID-19.

Kyrgios inactive wants to play astatine the Australian Open - starting adjacent Monday - but that volition beryllium a contention against the clock.

Kyrgios was acceptable to play Italian Fabio Fognini successful circular 1 of the Classic tonight.

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Nick Kyrgios announces helium has tested affirmative for COVID-19. (Instagram)

"Hey Everyone, I conscionable privation to beryllium unfastened and transparent with everyone, the crushed I person had to propulsion retired of Sydney is due to the fact that I tested affirmative for Covid," Kyrgios wrote connected Instagram.

"I americium feeling steadfast astatine the infinitesimal with nary symptoms. I privation everyone each the champion and to enactment harmless wherever you can.

"If each goes good I volition spot you each astatine The Australian Open."

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia astatine the Murray River Open astatine Melbourne Park. (Getty)

The satellite No.114 missed past week's Melbourne Summer Set with asthma-related issues but said helium had repeatedly tested antagonistic for COVID-19.

Kyrgios continues to marque headlines disconnected the tribunal and has amazingly emerged arsenic 1 of Novak Djokovic's staunchest supporters amid his migration row.

German Daniel Altmaier has taken Kyrgios' spot successful the tourney and volition conscionable Fognini tonight.

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Kyrgios was reportedly looking the goods successful practice.

Commentator Mark Petchey said helium had been watching Kyrgios deed up of the Sydney Tennis Classic.

"It's been large to spot him, looked successful bully form, bully spirits," Petchey said connected Nine and Stan Sport.

"Wow, what a disappointment for Nick Kyrgios."

Co-commentator John Fitzgerald added: "Let's anticipation his aerobic capableness is OK (for the Australian Open)."

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