Someone has to ask him the question – “what were your plans if you had not tested positive for Covid? ”
As I understand it, the only reason why he might be allowed to compete is because of this positive test, but he must have been planning to compete all the time? Tennis players at that level are not known for their spontaneity!
It’s hard to imagine a conversation like “Novak, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that you just tested positive for Covid and have to isolate over Christmas, but the good news is that you can now go to Australia and fight for that cherished 21st Grand Slam – Julian S, via FT.com