The initial U.S. tennis match to be played with an audience since the commence of the pandemic had a COVID-19-infected participant, in accordance to a report.
The DraftKings All-American Group Cup, in Atlanta, Ga., experienced some 450 men and women in the viewers on Friday, Deadline noted.
Staff captain Frances Tiafoe experienced examined detrimental straight away in advance of his match that working day, but was retested afterward because he was demonstrating indications — and that take a look at arrived back again favourable, the website explained.
“Frances Tiafoe has analyzed favourable for the coronavirus,” DraftKings stated in a assertion.
“Like all the gamers, Tiafoe was examined prior to or on arrival in Atlanta and has passed day by day temperature checks. Next his match, he was demonstrating indicators and was retested and tested positive.”
“Tiafoe has remaining the function site and will not participate in the remainder of the party.
“Upon understanding this facts, we immediately began deep cleansing and sanitizing the celebration site, and enacted protocols in put for get hold of tracing and alerting people who may possibly have been uncovered,” the assertion continued.
Tiafoe himself afterwards verified his analysis in a Twitter publish.
“Unfortunately, I examined good late Friday for Covid-19 and have to withdraw from the All-American Group Cup specific celebration in Atlanta this weekend.
“Over the earlier two months, I have been coaching in Florida and analyzed negative there as recently as a week ago”
This is not the initially time that a tennis participant has been diagnosed with the virus. Back again in June, Novak Djokovic and his spouse contracted the virus for the duration of the Adria Tour exhibition.
Tiafoe will be changed by Christopher Eubanks for the remainder of the event.