Alex de Minaur has denied involvement in the fake vaccination certification scandal.
An AFP report from Spain claimed that he was on the list of players being investigated for procuring falsified Covid pass.
De Minaur is based in Alicante, Spain during the European season.
The 23-year-old played in last month’s Australian Open, where vaccination was compulsory.
— alex de minaur (@alexdeminaur) February 17, 2022
De Minaur took to social medis to distance himself from the scandal. “I want to make it 100% clear that I received my second shot,” he stated on Twitter.
“I have a completely valid, accurate and true vaccination record.”
“I received my first dose of the vaccine in London last summer and the second one at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid.
“News came out today that the hospital is under investigation for providing falsified Covid certificates to some of its patients.
“I am not ‘under investigation’ in any way as is being suggested and my name is connected to this story simply because I was a patient at the hospital [as many thousands of others were].”
According to media reports, a total of 11 people have been arrested, accused of “forgery and the use of forged documents” and a further 2,200 investigated for having obtained the passes fraudulently.
The network offered fake PCR results for around 50 euros and false Covid passes for 200 euros, with wealthier clients charged up to 1,000 euros.
Payments for the false documents were made using cryptocurrencies “through accounts opened in third countries.”
The police investigation is still underway with the final phase focusing on the arrest of the ringleaders of the organisation.