American tennis star allowed to board flight to Australia for the Open – despite positive Covid test

American tennis star is allowed to board a flight to Australia for the Open despite testing positive to coronavirus just 72 hours ago

American tennis ace Tennys Sandgren has been allowed to board a flight to Australia ahead of the Melbourne Grand Slam, despite testing positive for coronaviruson Monday.

The world number 42 said on Twitter he is ‘on the plane’ headed for the Australian Open which gets underway February 8.

Sandgren made it to the second round of the tournament 2020 but after contracting Covid on November 25, it appeared the power hitter would likely miss this year’s tournament.

The 29-year-old tweeted that he was still testing positive for the virus up until 72 hours ago.

More to come.

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