January 25, 2021

2 gamers out of Western & Southern Open after COVID contact – tennis



Two gamers had been dropped from the tennis match that can precede the U.S. Open at its Flushing Meadow website after they had been involved with somebody who examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The Western & Southern Open issued an announcement Wednesday saying that the 2 gamers, who weren’t recognized, had been positioned underneath quarantine and faraway from the match area.

The Western & Southern Open usually is held in Cincinnati however was moved to New York this 12 months as a part of an uncommon doubleheader of types with the U.S. Open due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Foremost-draw competitors is scheduled to start Saturday for the tuneup occasion; the Grand Slam match is slated to start Aug. 31.

The U.S. Tennis Affiliation introduced Tuesday that one individual — who will not be a participant — got here up optimistic out of the 1,400 COVID-19 checks administered since final Thursday as a part of the protocols for the managed atmosphere for the 2 tournaments. That individual examined optimistic on a second check after arrival and was advised to isolate for 10 days.

The following contact tracing “decided that two gamers have been in shut and extended contact with this particular person,” Wednesday’s assertion mentioned. It added that the gamers will not be experiencing signs.

“We anticipated this to occur,” USTA CEO Mike Dowse mentioned in regards to the preliminary optimistic check throughout a convention name with reporters Tuesday. “Mathematically, we anticipated to have a optimistic, if not a couple of. So we did anticipate this and now we have put very particular protocol in place to forestall this from spreading broadly. … Our No. 1 precedence is to maintain this individual first, and secondly to forestall the unfold from going any additional.”