Netease Sports reported on October 16:
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Querrey originally planned to participate in the ATP500 St. Petersburg Open, but he received a positive result of the new crown virus before the game and was forced to withdraw from the game. His wife and 8-month-old son were also declared diagnosed. In accordance with Russia’s epidemic prevention regulations, the Querry family will undergo a 14-day quarantine at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Petersburg where they are staying. They may also receive compulsory hospitalization based on the doctor’s examination results.
Perhaps because he was afraid of being separated from his wife and children after being hospitalized, Querrey secretly arranged a private plane to take his family to "flee" across the Russian border. It is reported that they have now come to a European country near Russia. The country does not need to undergo a nucleic acid test when entering the country. At present, the whole family is hiding in a homestay.
After the "escape from St. Petersburg" incident, the ATP responded quickly, claiming that Querrey's sneaking behavior was suspected of "serious violation" and that it may "endanger the operation of the event and affect other tournaments." According to the ATP official investigating the incident, serious violations of the new crown health agreement may face a fine of up to $100,000 and a three-year ban.
As Querry was caught in a whirlpool of public opinion, Sharapova's former coach Joyce was supporting the younger generation. "I'm not kidding, but if this happened to me, I would do it to my wife and 8-month-old child." Joyce wrote on social media, "I can't go to a Russian hospital. Separated from my child for 14 days."
Querry, 33, has been playing professional tennis for 15 years. Once he is suspended for this action, it basically means that he will bid farewell to his career in advance.