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Bautista Agut tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Wimbledon

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Roberto Bautista Agut (pictured) of Spain, who withdrew Thursday from Wimbledon 2022, was to face Colombia Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/a40cfdf34889628ae70483ae75a9158d/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Roberto Bautista Agut (pictured) of Spain, who withdrew Thursday from Wimbledon 2022, was to face Colombia Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

June 30 (UPI) -- Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew from the Wimbledon tennis competition, he announced Thursday on social media.

Bautista Agut is the third player from the men's singles draw to exit the tournament due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. He was to face Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round Thursday in London.

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"Sadly today, I have notified the organization of Wimbledon of my withdrawal from the competition," Bautista Agut wrote on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. "Yesterday I started not feeling very well and I tested positive for Covid-19.

"Symptoms are not very serious, but I think this is the best decision. Thank you all for your support always. I hope to be back on court soon."

Galan, who earned a walkover win, will battle No. 13 Denis Shapovalov of Canada or Brandon Nakashima of the United States in the third round at Wimbledon.

Italian Matteo Berrettini, the No. 8 seed, announced Tuesday that he withdrew from Wimbledon after to a positive COVID-19 test result.

No. 14 Marin Cilic of Croatia announced his exit Monday for the same reason.

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Berrettini reached the 2021 Wimbledon men's singles final, where he lost to three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

The grass-court Grand Slam will run through July 10. Coverage is available on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC.

Moments from Wimbledon 2022

Serbian Novak Djokovic kisses the Wimbledon trophy after victory against Australian Nick Kyrgios at the Wimbledon championships in London on July 10. It is his seventh Wimbledon championship title. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo

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