As US Open nears, Nishikori Kei tests positive, will self-quarantine
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Nishikori, 30, who has been staying at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, said in a statement that he is feeling well and has very minor symptoms. He plans to self-quarantine, according to an NHK report.
The Japanese player, currently ranked No. 31 in the world, made it to the finals of the US Open in 2014.
Many marquee players have decided to skip this year’s US Open, which will begin Aug. 31, including the No. 2 male player Rafael Nadal and the No. 1 female player Ashleigh Barty. Roger Federer, who has won an all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles, will miss this year's tournament because of knee surgery. [FULL STORY]