Five gamers out of French Open qualifying as a consequence of COVID-19

September 21

Five gamers have been withdrawn from the French Open qualifying match after two gamers and a coach examined constructive for COVID-19, organisers have stated.

The qualifiers will start in a while Monday, with the primary draw set to start on September 27.

“The Roland Garros tournament directors can confirm that two players competing in the qualifying tournament have tested positive for COVID-19 and three others have confirmed close contact with a coach who has tested positive for COVID-19,” the French Tennis Federation (FFT) stated in a press release.

“In line with tournament health protocols, the five players will not compete in the qualifying tournament and will self isolate for a period of seven days. In total, some 900 tests have been carried out since Sept. 17.” Organisers didn’t reveal the names of those that had been pulled out however Damir Dzumhur stated he had been withdrawn as a result of his coach Petar Popovic had returned a constructive take a look at.

“That’s why I can’t play at Roland Garros and I don’t have a chance to compete,” he wrote on his Instagram account.

“He didn’t get a chance to do a second test and we’re sure he was false positive because my coach has antibodies,” added the Bosnian, who reached the third spherical in Paris in 2015 and 2018.

The French Open will likely be held from September 27-October 11 after being moved from its regular late May-June slot.

The FFT is planning to permit 5,000 spectators per day following a latest spike in COVID-19 instances within the nation. It had beforehand stated the claycourt main would allow a most of 11,500 followers per day. Reuters

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