However, Tennis Australia said Pervolarakis did not fly out of Terminal 4, which is the affected part of the airport.
The entirety of Terminal 4 between 4.45am and 2pm on February 9 has been declared a tier one coronavirus exposure site by Victoria’s health department. Anyone there at that time has to get a test and isolate for 14 days.
The ATP Cup was held at Melbourne Park, with the Greek player photographed shaking hands with spectators following a match against Spain. Pervolarakis’ movements after his last matches within Victoria are unknown.
“Hi everyone. After a 24 hour+ travel day from Australia to South Africa I have been diagnosed positive to COVID-19,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I am completely asymptomatic at the moment and will have to quarantine in an isolation facility in Potchefstroom.
“I am not a person that complains but I feel that I need to express my disappointment at the conditions we are in.”
He stopped in Doha en route to South Africa.
In a later post, the player wrote: “Just to clarify a few things … got tested negative in Melbourne before leaving and the nurse said that I most likely got it on the plane or on my stop in Doha.”