‘They let me play despite positive coronavirus test,’ says Benoit Paire as he demands Roland Garros clarity
Benoit Paire has urged Roland Garros and the ATP for clarity on coronavirus rules after revealing he was allowed to play Hamburg despite testing positive for Covid.
Paire tested positive initially just before the US Open, prompting some unpopular restrictions forced upon those who had contact with him.
He has been playing in Hamburg this week despite revealing he had returned another positive test, then retired feeling ill during his first round match against Casper Ruud.
At the same time, five players were ejected from Roland Garros qualifying, some because a coach tested positive.
“The only test negative is yesterday but two in a row I was positive,” said Paire.
“The ATP has to explain to me what the rule is. In Paris some are negative but because the coach is positive they can’t play.
“Here in Germany you are positive and can play. I say thank you to the doctor and to the tournament, they let me play.”
Paire is currently still planning on playing Rolland Garros should he be both allowed to and well enough to, where he will be the 24th seed.
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