Berrettini out of Wimbledon due to COVID

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Matteo Berrettini, last year's runner-up at Wimbledon, dropped out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament hours before he was scheduled to play his first-round match Tuesday, saying that he tested positive for COVID-19.

The All England Club announced Berrettini's withdrawal, and he posted about it on Instagram, saying that he was "heartbroken" and has been isolating "the last few days" after experiencing flu-like symptoms.

He's the second high-profile player to pull out of the draw within the first two days because of the illness caused by the coronavirus, joining 2014 U.S. Open champion and 2017 Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic, who was seeded 14th. The bracket already is without five of the top 11 in the ATP rankings: No. 1 Daniil Medvedev ( ban on Russians ), No. 2 Alexander Zverev (ankle surgery), No. 8 Andrey Rublev (ban on Russians), No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz (lost Monday) and No. 11 Berrettini.

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2022 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 D. Medvedev 7,955
2 A. Zverev 7,030
3 N. Djokovic 6,770
4 R. Nadal 6,525
5 S. Tsitsipas 5,150
6 C. Ruud 5,050
7 C. Alcaraz 4,890
8 A. Rublev 3,870
9 F. Auger-Aliassime 3,760
10 H. Hurkacz 3,735
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2022 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 I. Swiatek 8,576
2 O. Jabeur 4,340
3 A. Kontaveit 4,306
4 P. Badosa 4,245
5 M. Sakkari 4,205
6 A. Sabalenka 4,046
7 K. Pliskova 3,777
8 D. Collins 3,255
9 J. Pegula 3,156
10 G. Muguruza 3,015
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