Greek tennis player Michail Pervolarakis has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after arrival in South Africa from Melbourne. He further stated that he was told that he caught the virus while travelling to South Africa. Tennis Australia made it clear that Pervolarakis had tested negative for the virus when he left Australia on the 9th of February after taking part in the ATP Cup.
Had it been on the contrary and if the Greek had caught the virus while in Australia, it might as well have thrown the entire ongoing Australian Open 2021 in jeopardy.
Pervolarakis announces positive test through Instagram
Pervolarakis took to Instragram to share the news of his positive test and his disappointment with the conditions he was subjected to. “I am completely asymptomatic at the moment and will have to quarantine in an isolation facility in Potchefstroom. I am not a person that complains, but I feel that I need to express my disappointment with the conditions we are in. I feel that the conditions we are in are unacceptable and the governing authorities should do something about that,” he said.
The Greek is currently ranked number 463 according to the ATP rankings and he represented Greece in two matches at the ATP Cup. He lost both matches in straight sets to John Millman of Australia and Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.