Benoît Paire was able to leave the United States, where he was held in solitary confinement after testing positive for Covid-19 at the start of the US Open. A control that had deprived the French of the tournament.
The end of New York isolation. Deprived of the US Open and placed in isolation in his hotel because of a positive Covid-19 test, Benoît Paire was finally able to leave the United States. Held on American territory for ten days by the health authorities, like other players who have been in contact with him, the 23rd in the world was able to return to France. He also took a photo in Paris, as shown in his Instagram story broadcast this Wednesday evening.
Benoît Paire was then expected in Rome, to compete in the Masters 1000 which will kick off the clay season. The tournament is scheduled there from September 14 to 21.
No agreement with the authorities for other players
In New York, seven US Open players were forced to respect strict isolation for being close to Benoît Paire before testing positive. Among these contact cases, Kristina Mladenovic was excluded from the tournament as she was preparing to play a match in the women’s doubles table. The organizers considered that she should “remain in her room for the remainder of her quarantine period”.
This situation aroused the ire of the French retained in this health bubble. According to New York Times, the French and American authorities had failed in the week to reach an agreement which would have allowed the eliminated players to return to France, in a plane provided by the French government.