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Sam Querrey accused of fleeing Russia by private jet after positive Covid-19 test

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US tennis player Sam Querrey, a 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist and the world No 49, was placed in isolation by Russian authorities after testing positive for the coronavirus but left the country on a private plane, organizers of the St Petersburg Open said on Thursday.

The tournament said Querrey and his wife tested positive on Sunday, the day before main draw play started. They tested negative on arrival in Russia four days earlier. He was withdrawn from the competition and the family was asked to isolate together at a hotel.

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