Australia’s world no. 17 has tested positive for COVID during his Olympics pre-departure test.
“We have been advised that Alex de Minaur has had a positive test, as a consequence, Alex, sadly will be unable to join the Australian team,” Australia’s chef de mission, Ian Chesterman said.
“We are very disappointed for Alex and he is shattered at not being able to come. It has been his dream to represent Australia at the Olympic Games since he was a child, but he sent his best wishes for the team.”
de Minaur undertook both the 96-hour and 72-hour PCR test as required by the Japanese authorities.
The Australian was due to play singles and doubles, partnering John Peers.
Nick Kyrgios had earlier withdrawn from the team due to the worsening situation in Tokyo. He wasn’t prepared to play without crowds and at a time when further COVID restrictions had been announced.