French Open: Men’s double team tests positive for Covid-19 | SAMAA

The unnamed duo removed from the draw

Posted: Jun 3, 2021 | Last Updated: 19 mins ago

An unnamed men’s

doubles team had tested positive for Covid-19 and been removed from the French
Open, organisers said Wednesday.

The two players were not named by organisers.

“The Roland Garros tournament organisers confirm that
two players from the men’s doubles draw, on the same team, have tested positive
for Covid-19,” a statement said late Wednesday.

“In line with the tournament’s public health and safety
protocol, the pair have been removed from the draw and the two players placed
in quarantine.

“They will be replaced by the first team on the
alternate list.”

Organisers said that since the start of qualifying for the
Grand Slam on May 24, there had been 2,446 tests performed on players and their
teams.

“This is the first occurence in which the tournament
organizers must remove players, in accordance with their health protocol,”
they added.


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