Tokyo Olympics were cancelled last year due to the devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With a view that things will get better in 2021, the authorities decided to organize the games in Japan’s capital city. However, things haven’t gone as planned till now.
With protests demanding the authorities to cancel the games growing bigger, more and more players testing positive for Covid-19 has made things even worse. Just a day after British tennis player Johanna Konta tested positive, Dan Evans has tested positive for the deadly virus.
‘I am hugely disappointed’: Dan Evans after testing positive for Covid-19
Much like Johanna Konta, Dan Evans is also ruled out of the marquee competition. Expressing his disappointment after getting diagnosed positive for Covid-19, Dan wrote on Instagram, “unfortunately I recently tested positive for COVID-19.”
“As a result, I will not be able to prepare and get myself ready for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I am hugely disappointed and currently self-isolating according to the guidelines as set out by the government,” he added.
Evans wished the Great Britain team all the best and claimed that he is looking forward to returning to the court in the near future. Along with Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem, Evans’s absence from the Olympics has left tennis fans disappointed.
Dan had a forgettable outing at Wimbledon 2021. He was knocked out in the third-round by Sebastian Korda after which Evans’ fans were looking forward to seeing him at the Olympics. However, Covid-19 has ruined all such aspirations for tennis frenentics.