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Frances Tiafoe out of World TeamTennis season

Virus Outbreak Tiafoe Tennis

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 file photo, Frances Tiafoe of the United States makes a backhand return to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament. Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men’s players at Life Time Fitness in Peachtree Corners.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)


Frances Tiafoe will not play in the World TeamTennis season after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The American was playing in a weekend tournament in Atlanta and was tested after feeling symptoms during his match on Friday. He withdrew from the event the following day and said he was following the recommended quarantine protocol.

He was set to play for the Washington Kastles during the World TeamTennis season, set for July 12 to Aug. 2. It’s being played entirely at The Greenbrier in West Virginia because of the pandemic, instead of around the country as usual.

Under league rules, a player had to test negative before being allowed to travel to the resort. The league announced Monday that because Tiafoe’s positive test was within the advance travel window, he was ineligible to compete this season.

Tiafoe, a quarterfinalist at the 2019 Australian Open, will not be paid for this season.