A men’s doubles pair has tested positive for COVID-19 at Roland-Garros.
The tournament organizers issued a statement this morning confirming that two players from the same team have tested positive and are now in quarantine.
While the identities of the players have been kept private, the men’s doubles draw with top seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic have been dropped from the tournament and converted to a draw. Doubles pair Feliciano López and Jaime Munar are also out of the draw, but are yet to be replaced.
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“The organizers of the Roland Garros tournament confirm that two players from the men’s doubles draw on the same team have tested positive for COVID-19,” the tournament statement confirmed.
“In line with the tournament’s public health and safety protocols, the pair have been pulled out of the draw and two players have been placed in quarantine.
“He will be replaced by the first team on the alternate list.”
Organizers said the positive result was the first after 2,446 tests were conducted.
“This is the first incident in which tournament organizers have to remove players as per their health protocols,” he added.
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The second Grand Slam of the year is currently being played under COVID-19 restrictions, with social-distancing measures and limits on the number of crowds.
Players competing at Roland Garros are allowed to leave their social distancing bubble for an hour a day.
The audience has also been forced to follow the 9 pm curfew during the night sessions.
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