Neil Robertson announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19, putting his Championship League involvement in doubt.
The Australian, the current Masters and English Open champion, confirmed on Twitter that he would be self-isolating, and was suffering from ‘body aches’ as a result of the illness.
Robertson is scheduled to play in next week’s Championship League games between February 1-2 for Group 7’s round of fixtures, but is now almost certain to miss the matches, still in pursuit of his first Championship League overall victory.
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While most competitors are due to fulfil their Turkish Masters qualifying obligations next week, world No. 4 Robertson is one of a handful who have had their games held over to March 7 so they can be played in the main arena.
Assuming the 39-year-old is able to recover over the coming weeks his involvement for the inaugural Turkish competition is likely not in danger.
It is a busy period in the snooker calendar, with the Players Championship kicking off on February 7, Welsh Open qualifiers on February 15 and European Masters on February 21.
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