French tennis participant Benoit Paire examined optimistic for the coronavirus and was faraway from the U.S. Open subject, an individual acquainted with the scenario informed The Related Press on Sunday.
Paire is the primary participant to check optimistic forward of the Grand Slam match, which begins Monday with out spectators amid the pandemic.
The particular person spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity as a result of Paire’s standing had not been introduced by the U.S. Tennis Affiliation. The USTA later issued an announcement saying a participant — whom it didn’t determine by title — “has been withdrawn” from the U.S. Open after testing optimistic for COVID-19. The assertion mentioned the participant is asymptomatic.
The 31-year-old Paire was seeded seventeenth and was purported to face Kamil Majchrzak of Poland within the first spherical on Tuesday. Contact tracing will now be used to find out who may need been uncovered to Paire and must be quarantined.
His optimistic take a look at was first reported by French newspaper L’Equipe.
The one who spoke to the AP mentioned Paire’s end result was the second that got here again optimistic out of greater than 7,000 assessments for COVID-19 administered by the USTA as far as a part of its “managed setting” for the U.S. Open and the Western & Southern Open.
That different match, which ended Saturday, is generally held in Ohio however was moved to the U.S. Open’s web site in Flushing Meadows this yr.
On Aug. 20, the USTA introduced one optimistic take a look at however didn’t determine whose it was, saying solely it was not from a participant. Finally, two gamers — Argentina’s Guido Pella and Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien — mentioned it was their health coach who had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and that’s the reason they had been dropped from the Western & Southern Open.
Paire stopped enjoying his opening match within the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 22 whereas trailing 6-1, 1-0 in opposition to Borna Coric.
Paire is ranked twenty second, owns three ATP titles and reached the fourth spherical of the U.S. Open in 2015, equaling his greatest displaying at any Grand Slam match.
He misplaced within the second spherical in New York final yr.
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