Sam Querrey caused a scandal in October. © Sam Querrey
The fact that the American Sam Querrey escaped from his corona quarantine in a private jet in October of this year caused a sensation in the tennis circus. Now his punishment became known.
December 31, 2020
As a reminder: Querrey tested positive for the corona virus at the St. Petersburg tournament in October. Instead of going into isolation as required, the ten-time ATP tournament winner left Russia in a private jet with his wife and nine-month-old son. Allegedly in the direction of a Baltic state.
$ 20,000 on probation
Querrey received a relatively mild sentence for his violation of the anti-corona rules of the ATP. The 33-year-old only has to pay $ 20,000 (a good 16,300 euros) if he makes another similar misstep in the next six months. Otherwise he gets off scot-free, so to speak.
As reasons for the mild sentence, the ATP named on its website, among other things, the merits of the US veteran, who was also a member of the players’ council for a time, and his always impeccable behavior. The 33-year-old has now reappeared and will start at the season opening tournament in Delray Beach.
Immediately after his serious rule violation in October, there were rumors that the tour would be banned for up to 3 years.