Doubles number 1s Mektic and Pavic test positive for COVID

The number 1 doubles, Mektic and Pavic, test positive for COVID

Late on Wednesday, the Roland Garros organization announced that two players from the men’s doubles team, from the same team, had tested positive for coronavirus. And that according to the health and safety protocol of the tournament, the couple had been cut out of the competition, which started on Wednesday, to put them immediately quarantined. It also announced that they would be replaced by the first alternate pair on the list.

The players belong to nothing more and nothing more than the world’s number one duo and therefore the main favorite for the title in Paris: the Croatians Nikola Mektic (32 years old) and Mate Pavic (27), who were going to face the Spanish Pablo Andújar and Pedro Martínez this Thursday in the first round.

“Since the tournament began on May 24, 2,446 tests have been conducted on the players and their teams. This is the first time that the tournament organizers have to withdraw tennis players, in accordance with their health protocol. As a reminder, the health of all tournament players and that of their teams is continuously monitored through very regular tests, and live and train in socially distanced bubbles “, clarifies the French Grand Slam statement, track everyone who has been in contact with Mektic and Pavic and the players who have trained with them, such as the Austrian Knowle and the Dutch Pel.

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