Mektic and Pavic, Top Seeds, Ruled out of Roland-Garros Due to Positive Covid-19 Test


By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday June 2, 2021

The highest-seeded duo of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic have examined optimistic for Covid-19 and have been faraway from the draw. The Croatian duo has been unstoppable on the doubles courtroom this season, successful six titles together with Masters 1000 trophies at Miami, Monte-Carlo and Rome.

The event despatched out an official announcement on Wednesday night, however didn’t identify the gamers particularly.

“The Roland-Garros event organizers affirm that two gamers from the boys’s doubles draw, on the identical workforce, have examined optimistic for Covid-19,” the assertion learn.

“Consistent with the event’s public well being and security protocol, the pair have been faraway from the draw, which commenced yesterday, and the 2 gamers positioned in quarantine. They are going to be changed by the primary workforce on the alternate checklist. For the reason that starting of the event on 24 Could, 2,446 assessments have been carried out on gamers and their groups. That is the primary occurence by which the event organizers should take away gamers, in accordance with their well being protocol.”

A fast look on the males’s doubles draw reveals that pair has been eliminated.

Alternates Pablo Cuevas and Guido Pella will face Pablo Andujar and Pedro Martinez on the highest line of the draw as a substitute.


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