Australian Open qualifiers halted mid-match to tell player he had Covid-19

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  • Kudla told he had tested positive during play against Benchetrit
  • Players were allowed on Doha court before receiving test results

Denis Kudla has been rushed into quarantine at the Australian Open qualifying event in Doha after testing positive for Covid-19.

Fourth-seeded Kudla downed Moroccan Elliot Benchetrit 6-4 6-3 but the match ended in controversy. Kudla’s positive Covid test result reportedly came through with Kudla leading 5-3 in the second and, according to Benchetrit, they had to finish the game in progress.

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Source: www.theguardian.com