Two men’s doubles players removed from French Open main draw after positive Covid-19 tests

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The 2021 French Open has been rocked by its first positive coronavirus results with organisers confirming that a men’s doubles pairing has been removed from the main draw.

As per protocol, Roland Garros did not release the names of the players, but Croatian top seeds Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic as well as Spanish pair Feliciano Lopez and Jaume Munar were removed from the Thursday’s order of play.

In statement, officials said: “The Roland-Garros tournament organizers confirm that two players from the men’s doubles draw, on the same team, have tested positive for Covid-19.

“In line with the tournament’s public health and safety protocol, the pair has been removed from the draw, which commenced yesterday, and the two players placed in quarantine. They will be replaced by the first team on the alternate list.”

“The health of all tournament players and that of their teams is continuously monitored through very regular testing, and they live and train in socially-distanced ‘bubbles’.”

Spanish pair Pedro Martinez and Pablo Andujar have moved into the main draw as a result

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