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Up to date: July 4, 2020 7:41:59 pm

Frances Tiafoe of the USA (File Picture/Reuters)
Frances Tiafoe, World No. 81, has examined optimistic for Covid-19, he introduced on Saturday, at some point after taking part in within the opening match of the DraftKings All-American Workforce Cup in opposition to Sam Querrey in entrance of round 450 followers.
Tiafoe, 22, mentioned in a social media publish he “tested positive late Friday” after his first match, a 6-4, 7-6 win over Sam Querrey within the staff occasion. He had taken a medical time-out in the course of the match and had additionally mentioned after the match that he was feeling drained.

Sadly, I examined optimistic late Friday for Covid-19 and must withdraw from the All-American Workforce Cup particular occasion in Atlanta this weekend. Over the previous two months, I’ve been coaching in Florida and examined unfavorable there as not too long ago as every week in the past
— Frances Tiafoe (@FTiafoe) July 4, 2020
The DraftKings All-American Workforce Cup, the primary tennis occasion being staged within the USA for the reason that lockdown, consists of the eight prime American males and options restricted followers. The primary match was performed on Friday.

India’s Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been advocating that tennis occasions not be staged at his time, tweeted his dismay on the information of Tiafoe testing optimistic, saying it is a signal of ‘poor leadership’.

When each frequent sense and logic exit the window, Somebody with some affect and authority must step up and say what’s occurring simply must cease.Positive everybody needs a pay day however that is poor management all spherical. “ security first “ RIGHT!!!
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) July 4, 2020
There had been extreme doubts over staging the occasion with followers earlier this week, with John Isner coming underneath hearth for defending the match.
The organizers had mentioned earlier that each one precautions can be in place to avert the potential of a repeat of the Adria Tour occasion, the place Novak Djokovic, Borna Coric, Victor Troiki and Grigor Dimitrov all examined optimistic.
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In an announcement launched on Saturday, the match’s organizers mentioned, “Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus. Like all the players, Tiafoe was tested prior to or upon arrival in Atlanta and has passed daily temperature tests. Following his match, he was showing symptoms and was retested and tested positive. Tiafoe has left the event site and will not participate in the remainder of the event. Upon learning this information, we immediately began deep cleaning and sanitizing the event site, and enacted protocols in place for contact tracing and alerting individuals who may have been exposed. The health and safety of our event participants, staff and attendees are a top priority, and we will continue to diligently enforce all guidelines from local health officials. Christopher Eubanks will replace Tiafoe for the remainder of the event.”
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