While he had fled Russia after testing positive for the coronavirus last October, Sam Querrey saw ATP impose a simple suspended fine on him after an investigation by the instance.
Sam Querrey can breathe. A few weeks after making talk about him off the courts, the American knows his sanction. Indeed, after an investigation conducted by the ATP, the body only imposed a suspended fine of 20,000 dollars, or just over 16,000 euros, to the one who is currently in 53rd place in the world rankings. “The investigation examined all of the circumstances surrounding the incident and concluded that Mr. Querrey’s conduct was contrary to the integrity of the game under the Major Player Infringement provision in the Code of Conduct of the ATP. (…) Given Mr. Querrey’s many years of good reputation with the ATP and other mitigating factors, the fine is suspended and will be lifted subject to Mr. Querrey no longer committing any further violations of COVID-19 health and safety protocols during a six-month probationary period », Can we read in the ATP press release on the subject.
ATP Concludes Querrey Investigation
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– ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) December 30, 2020
Querrey can appeal
Now, the San Francisco native has five days to appeal this sanction, if he wishes. As a reminder, tested positive for the coronavirus before the Saint Petersburg tournament in Russia, Querrey had then fled the country as quickly as possible with his wife and his son of barely a year old without warning anyone. For this, the American had ordered a private jet and at the same time created controversy by his attitude by going against the health protocol put in place at the time to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Ben Rothenberg, reporter for the New York Times, the current 53rd in the ATP ranking had reacted in this way when he learned that a doctor risked automatically hospitalizing them, his wife and him, in the event of symptoms, and therefore separating them from their young son. While he seemed to risk a lot at the time following this case, Querrey is doing relatively well.