That was to be expected. Despite all the health precautionary measures, the Covid-19 was invited into the final table of the Masters 1000 at Bercy. Early Tuesday afternoon, the virus eliminated from the tournament Corentin Moutet, 21, 75th in the world, who was to face Croatian Marin Cilic in the second round in the evening.
Tested positive, the French player was placed in solitary confinement, under the supervision of medical authorities. In this period of confinement, the contacts of tennis players are however reduced to the extreme and most often subjected to frequent PCR tests.
“But even the greatest of teachers does not know where we can catch him, blows Richard Gasquet, winner of the American Fritz. You can have it six, eight, fifteen days before … We don’t know anything. You are scared every time you take a test. When you are in Saint-Petersburg (Russia), you are not proud while waiting for the result! He can be happy to have her in Paris… ”
“I have the impression that we will all be there”
Le Biterrois, contact case of Benoît Paire, is part of the blue-white-red contingent sentenced to strict quarantine during the last US Open. “Life has become completely different, loose the world n ° 56, who will play Schwartzman in 16th. We are not going to complain, but we know that anything can happen. We are immune to nothing. I try to limit meetings, even if we try to live normally. To not have it, you need a little success. But even the US Open, if I had to do it again, I would go back. “
Tomb of another American, Tennys Sandgren, Pierre-Hugues Herbert is fatalist. “I worry, but like all people on earth, loose the Alsatian, who will play Raonic in the next round. Our job is to travel and we risk getting stuck away from his family… That’s why I didn’t tour the US with the imminent birth of my son. But, I have the impression that we will all pass there at some point. “
“Take every win as a bonus”
Winner of Serbian Lajovic, Adrian Mannarino also experienced the misadventure of the US Open. And he’s just back… from Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, where he lost his ninth circuit final in ten attempts.
“The conditions in which we have to play weigh heavily in the minds, analyzes the Val-d’Oisien, future opponent of Nishioka. There are fewer direct flights, we spend more time on planes and airports, so more likely to catch it, you never know what to expect. In fact, one should not have expectations about potential results but take each victory as a bonus. Otherwise, it adds too much pressure… ”
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