Bernard Tomic, an Australian, has tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, Tomic was defeated 6-1, 6-4 by Roman Safiullin of Russia in the first round of qualifying, and he appeared to be suffering from a coronavirus infection. The Australian chastised practices that allowed players to compete in qualification without having their PCR levels checked on a frequent basis. I’m upset because I really wanted to represent Australia and play well on home soil. ” He was unable to compete in all but two tournaments during the pandemic-affected 2020 season and has only advanced past the first round of a Grand Slam once in the previous three years. Djokovic is training in Melbourne, but his Australian Open defense is still in jeopardy.