Andrey Rublev news: When I flew to Australia, I was still positive with Covid-19

Andrey Rublev masked up

World No 6 Andrey Rublev has revealed that he was allowed to enter Australia with Covid-19.

Last month, the Russian’s preparation for the Australian Open was put on hold while he was isolated after he tested positive for Covid-19.

The 24-year-old will take on world No 27 Marin Cilic in the third round of the Australian Open at the Melbourne Slam on Saturday.

The revelations come after world No 1 Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia after losing his appeal case with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia ordered that he be deported last week.

The decision by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to cancel Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday was unanimously upheld by Chief Justice James Allsop, Justice Anthony Besanko and Justice David O’Callaghan.

“I am not being tested personally now because I just got over the coronavirus,” Rublev told the Sport Klub.

“When I flew to Australia, I was still positive, but the level of Covid SS, as it is called, I will not lie, it was very low and not dangerous.

Rublev added: “I was allowed to enter the country. In addition, I spent more than ten days in quarantine.”

Defending Australian Open champion Djokovic was deported from Australia after confirming he had not been vaccinated against Covid-19.