The US tennis star, who secretly fled Russia on a private jet after he and his wife tested positive for Covid-19, announced that they then flew their baby straight to London and without tests, controls or screening were admitted
- Sam Querrey dropped out of the St. Petersburg Open after a positive Covid test
- He, his wife Abby Dixon, and their son Ford left the country on a private jet
- Querrey has defended the decision to fly to London despite the positive tests
- Former World No. 11 and his family came to London without a test or check
American tennis star Sam Querrey has announced that he has come to the UK without controls or testing, despite escaping Russia on a private jet after testing positive for Covid-19.
Querrey dropped out of the St Petersburg Open in October after he and his wife Abby Dixon received positive test results. Last week he was given a £ 15,000 suspended sentence by the ATP for violating strict protocols.
In his first interview since fleeing Russia, Querrey elaborated on why the couple decided to ignore rules in order to isolate themselves at their hotel and instead take a flight to London with their son Ford.
Sam Querrey (left) has revealed why he ignored the Covid-19 protocol in Russia to bring a private jet to London, despite testing positive with his wife, Abby Dixon (right).
The couple decided to ignore protocol in order to stay at their St. Petersburg hotel and instead organized a private flight to London early in the morning so as not to be seen by officials
The player, who had safety concerns and the prospect of being separated from his seven-month-old son if he was rushed to hospital, and his family left their hotel grounds early in the morning without the ATP Tour staff and representatives being aware of this was.
“I had a decision to make the next day between 10pm and 10am,” Querrey told Sports Illustrated.
“I had my wife there and I had my baby there, and as a human choice, I said,” Hey, I’m not comfortable with that. “So we decided to charter a plane and leave.