Two ATP players out of Cincinnati Masters and in quarantine after trainer tests positive for Covid-19
Guido Pella and Hugo Dellien’s participation in the US Open are in doubt after they were placed in quarantine following a positive coronavirus test result for their fitness trainer.
The Western & Southern Open announced on Wednesday that two unnamed players had been forced to withdraw from the ATP Masters 1000 event as they were put under 14-day quarantine as they were in contact with a non-player who tested positive for Covid-19.
World No 35 Pella from Argentina and Bolivian Dellien, currently ranked No 94, posted videos on Instagram that although they have tested negative for coronavirus, they have been placed under quarantine as their trainer Juan Manuel Galván returned a positive sample.
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“We expected this to happen,” United States Tennis Association Chief Executive Mike Dowse said earlier in the week.
“Mathematically, we expected to have a positive, if not more than one. So we did anticipate this and we have put very specific protocol in place to prevent this from spreading broadly.
“Our number one priority is to take care of this person first, and secondly to prevent the spread from going any further.”
Qualifying for Cincinnati gets underway on Thursday with the tournament starting at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
It leaves both players in a race to be ready for the US Open, which gets underway on August 31.
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