Gasquet, Flipkens amongst 7 on stricter protocols at US Open

New York, September 2

Three gamers who gained matches on the US Open on Tuesday — Richard Gasquet, Grégoire Barrère and Ysaline Bonaventure — and one scheduled to play Wednesday — Kirsten Flipkens — are among the many seven entrants positioned beneath stricter COVID-19 protocols after contact with the one athlete to check optimistic for the coronavirus on the event, The Associated Press has realized.

After Benoit Paire, a Frenchman seeded 17th, was taken out of the draw Sunday due to his check outcome, contact tracing decided there have been seven gamers who doubtlessly may have been uncovered to COVID-19.

On Monday, three gamers from France acknowledged their involvement: Kristina Mladenovic, who’s seeded 30th in ladies’s singles; Adrian Mannarino, seeded 32nd in males’s singles; and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who’s entered in males’s doubles.

The AP obtained the complete checklist, and the others are: Gasquet, a 34-year-old from France who’s a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist and eradicated Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6(0) 7-6(4) 6-1 within the first spherical Tuesday evening; Barrère, a 26-year-old from France who beat Taro Daniel of Japan in 4 units Tuesday to advance to a gathering in opposition to No. 10 Andrey Rublev on Thursday; Bonaventure, a 26-year-old from Belgium who beat No. 25 Zhang Shuai of China in three units on Tuesday; Flipkens, a 34-year-old from Belgium who beat No. 32 Rebecca Peterson of Sweden on Monday and is scheduled to face Jessica Pegula of the US within the second spherical on Wednesday. Flipkens was a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2013.

The USTA launched the small print of the restrictions positioned on gamers who probably had been uncovered, together with every day testing by 1 pm and entry solely to a match court docket or assigned follow court docket whereas on the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

They cannot use locker rooms or eating areas, and their entourages should put on masks always, together with throughout follow and matches.

When the gamers are at their lodge, they need to keep of their rooms and may’t have guests. AP

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