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Australian Open 2022: Bernard Tomic tests positive for Covid-19, raises huge question-mark over GRAND-SLAM’s Covid-19 norms

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Australian Open 2022 – Bernard Tomic Tests Positive: Bernard Tomic has tested positive for Covid-19 two days after claiming in his Australian Open qualifiers loss that he had the virus. Tomic after testing positive questioned Covid-19 testing norms of the Australian Open Organizers: Follow AO2022 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

“I cannot believe nobody’s getting tested. They’re allowing players to come on the court with rapid tests in their room. Come on.

“No official PCR testing.” asked Tomic

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Australian Open 2022: Bernard Tomic tests positive for Covid-19, raises huge question-mark over GRAND-SLAM’s Covid-19 norms

Bernard Tomic Tests PositiveAO2022 Covid Norms Questioned? Tomic went down 6-1 6-4 to Russian Roman Safiullin on Tuesday and during the match was heard complaining about Covid. After losing the opening set in just 23 minutes, he entered into a colourful exchange with the chair umpire.

Tomic was convinced he would soon test positive for Covid – and he’s been proven correct.

“I’m sure in the next two days I’ll test positive, I’m telling you,” Tomic said.

“I’ll buy you dinner if I don’t test positive in three days. Otherwise, you buy me dinner.

“I cannot believe nobody’s getting tested. They’re allowing players to come on the court with rapid tests in their room. Come on.

“No official PCR testing.”

After the match Tomic refused to do any post-match interviews because of his on-court comments and later said his health had deteriorated further.

“Feeling really sick. I’m now back in my hotel room,” he said.

“Just spoke to the doctors on site and they’ve asked me to isolate. They couldn’t treat me yet to avoid contact.

“Thank you all for the support on the court today. I really appreciate it! I’ll do better next time. Very disappointed as I really wanted to make Aussies proud and perform well on my home turf.”

Tomic been hyping up his attempt to revive a fledgling professional tennis career in recent weeks and months, posting plenty of content on social media about how driven he is to return to the peak of the sport.

His career peaked with a world No. 17 ranking in 2013 but he is currently No. 257.

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