The match between Adrian Mannarino and Alexander Zverev, counting for the 3rd round of the US Open, has been delayed, while the Frenchman is among those under surveillance and placed in quarantine because of Benoît’s positive Covid-19 test Pair.
Total confusion in New York, against a backdrop of growing controversy around Covid-19. The US Open third round match between Adrian Mannarino and Aleander Zverev did not start on time on Thursday evening without any information having been officially communicated on the reasons for the delay. But ESPN reported a “political” problem, linked to the situation of French players.
People who have been in contact with Benoît Paire, who tested positive for Covid-19, learned on Thursday that they were obliged to respect a strict quarantine until September 11. Without the possibility of leaving the United States, including for people already eliminated from the tournament. However, Adrian Mannarino is one of the players who have been placed under close surveillance and in isolation.
The authorities involved?
According to comments made by Mischa Zverev, Alexander’s brother, on the German branch ofEurosport, New York City authorities have reportedly expressed a desire to prevent Adrian Mannarino from playing this game. Discussions on this subject would therefore be at the origin of this imbroglio. Meanwhile, when he should have already been in action on the Louis-Armstrong court, the German world number seven was quietly watching watching the Shapovalov-Fritz game on the Arthur-Ashe.
Along with this wavering moment, Kristina Mladenovic’s brother and coach expressed his displeasure with the organizers and the US authorities: “Cancel our matches, just let us in. I didn’t expect to tweet this someday, but we really got there! “