2 players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of French Open


The French Open organisers confirmed that two players who were supposed to take part in the upcoming French Open 2020 has been tested positive for COVID-19. Also one coach has also been tested positive for the virus.

The names of the players and coaches are still not revealed. As per the latest media reports three more players came in contact with the coach who was tested positive for the virus which means that all these three players will not participate in the league stage starting from tomorrow.

“The Roland-Garros tournament directors can confirm that 2 players competing in the qualifying tournament have tested positive for COVID-19 and three others have confirmed close contact with a coach who has been tested positive for COVID-19. In line with tournament health protocols, the 5 players will not compete in the qualifying tournament which begins tomorrow and will self isolate for a period of 7 days. In total, some 900 tests have been carried out since Thursday 17th September “the Organisers said in an official statement.

It will be 124th edition of French Open which will be played this year. As the French Open is the only Grand Slam which retain the advantage sets in the final sets as Australian Open and Wimbledon relies on Tiebreakers.

Spanish Tennis legend Rafael Nadal has won the title 12 times in his carrier popularly known as the “King of Clay Court”. The matches will be held in Paris, France starting from September 27th 2020 to October 11th 2020.