A team from the Roland-Garros men’s doubles tournament has tested positive for Covid-19 and “removed from the table”, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced on Wednesday evening.
Small shock wave at Roland-Garros. In accordance with the very strict health protocol of the tournament, a Roland-Garros men’s doubles team was “removed from the table” after being positive for Covid-19, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced on Wednesday evening. “The management of the Roland-Garros tournament informs that two players in the men’s doubles tournament, belonging to the same team, have tested positive for Covid-19,” said the FFT in a press release.
As per protocol, the men’s team was excluded from the table which began on Tuesday. “The two players were placed in solitary confinement and were replaced by the first team on the waiting list,” the statement added, without citing the players concerned.
Numerous tests among players
To avoid contamination as much as possible during the Roland-Garros, the FFT carries out numerous tests with the athletes. The Federation specifies Wednesday that since the start of the tournament’s qualifications, on May 24, “2446 tests have been carried out with the populations of players, players and their entourage”.
The players and their entourage “are subject to continuous biological monitoring, including very regular tests, and all move and circulate in ‘sanitary’ spaces reserved, the press release concludes.