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Bianca Andreescu’s Coach Sylvain Bruneau Says He Tested Positive On Australian Open’s Abu Dhabi Flight

Sylvain Bruneau stated he had examined adverse inside 72 hours of the flight’s departure from the Gulf.© Twitter

Sylvain Bruneau, the coach of 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, stated on Saturday he examined optimistic for Covid-19 after arriving for the Australian Open, a outcome which despatched 23 gamers right into a two-week lodge lockdown. In all, 47 gamers have been barred from practising in Melbourne after it was revealed that passengers on two constitution flights — one from Abu Dhabi and one from Los Angeles — examined optimistic. “I am deeply sorry to share that I have just tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival after travelling from Abu Dhabi,” Bruneau wrote in a media assertion.


“I am extremely saddened and sorry for the consequences now on everyone’s shoulders sharing my flight. The rest of my team is negative and I sincerely hope that any further disruption is kept to a minimum.”

Bruneau stated that he had examined adverse inside 72 hours of the flight’s departure from the Gulf and “felt perfectly fine when I boarded.”

He insisted he had adopted all of the protocols whereas within the Middle East.

“I have no idea how I might have contracted this virus.”


The 47 gamers is not going to now be allowed out to practise and prepare for the 5 hours every day agreed to as a part of their build-up to the opening main of the yr, Tennis Australia stated.

The Australian Open is because of begin on February eight after being moved from its ordinary January slot.

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