Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain has pulled out of Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19, becoming the third big name in the men's singles draw to withdraw after contracting the virus.
Croatian Marin Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion and 2017 Wimbledon runner-up, and eighth seed Matteo Berrettini, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2021 final, earlier pulled out from the grass-court Grand Slam ahead of the first round.
Bautista Agut, a former world No. 9 who was seeded 17th, was due to play Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia in the second round Thursday.
"Fortunately, the symptoms are not very serious but I think it is the best decision," Bautista Agut wrote on Twitter hours before his match. "I hope to come back soon."