Corentin Moutet will not have benefited for long from his victory in the first round against the Italian Caruso. The Ile-de-France, who was to face Marin Cilic on Tuesday evening, was removed from the table and placed in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19. The ATP made the official announcement this Tuesday at the beginning of the afternoon.
The Habs, 21 and 75th in the world, are the second positive player in two days after Briton Joe Salisbury, withdrawn from the doubles table the day before. He is not the first French to suffer this mishap, which has even happened… twice to Benoît Paire. Lucas Pouille and Fiona Ferro were also affected.
This year, the Rolex Paris Masters is taking place under drastic sanitary conditions due to the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic. The event, which broke its attendance record last season (151,000 spectators), is held behind closed doors.
Only the personnel strictly necessary for the holding of the competition and some representatives of the media, all subjected to PCR tests, have access to the Accor Arena. The players are subject to a fairly simple and strict protocol: hotel, shuttle, training or match and vice versa. This does not prevent the “bubble” from not always being hermetic …
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