Pat Cash slams US Open ‘bubble’ regulations, saying ‘many are completely ridiculous and overkill’
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has had a taste of the US Open “bio-secure bubble” regulations and he was not impressed, saying “many are completely ridiculous”.
With no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Tennis Association introduced strict health and safety protocols for the double-header at Flushing Meadows, the Cincinnati Masters and US Open.
Players will be tested for Covid-19 as soon as they arrive at the hotel and are required to stay in their rooms until tests come back. They will then undergo a second test a day later to confirm the result with several more tests conducted during the course of their stay.
Eurosport analyst Cash was one of the first to get a taste of the procedures and he felt it was a bit too much.
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US open tennis “bubble” procedure – 6.30 am first round of testing in hotel (who else would have that type of carpet🤢) now to wait (approx 24 hrs)for results locked in the room. This makes sense but as I read through the rules it seems that many are completely ridiculous and over kill.
“US open tennis ‘bubble’ procedure – 6.30 am first round of testing in hotel (who else would have that type of carpet🤢) now to wait (approx 24 hrs)for results locked in the room. This makes sense but as I read through the rules it seems that many are completely ridiculous and over kill [sic],” he wrote on Instagram.
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