COVID-positive Majchrzak out of ATP Cup

Murray Wenzel |

Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak has withdrawn from his country’s ATP Cup semi-final and is set to miss the Australian Open after testing positive to COVID-19.

The Polish No.2, who is suffering minor symptoms, announced his positive test moments before he was due to step on court and face Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in Sydney.

Jan Zielinski has replaced him for the first match of the tie.

In a social media post shared by the ATP Cup, Majchrzak said Poland’s Wimbledon semi-finalist and world No.9 Hubert Hurkacz and the rest of the team had avoided catching the virus.

The Australian Open begins in 10 days, but world No.117 Majchrzak is just outside the automatic qualification zone.

The Pole is seeded fourth in qualifying, which starts on January 10 before he’s due to finish his isolation period.

The winner of the Poland-Spain tie will face the winner of defending champions Russia and Canada in the final.