The first U.S. tennis match to be played with an audience since the start of the pandemic had a COVID-19-infected participant, according to a report.
The DraftKings All-American Workforce Cup, in Atlanta, Ga., had some 450 people today in the viewers on Friday, Deadline reported.
Group captain Frances Tiafoe had examined adverse quickly in advance of his match that day, but was retested afterward due to the fact he was exhibiting symptoms — and that take a look at came back again optimistic, the internet site claimed.
“Frances Tiafoe has analyzed positive for the coronavirus,” DraftKings claimed in a assertion.
“Like all the gamers, Tiafoe was analyzed prior to or upon arrival in Atlanta and has passed day-to-day temperature tests. Following his match, he was showing symptoms and was retested and examined positive.”
“Tiafoe has remaining the event website and will not participate in the remainder of the event.
“Upon finding out this data, we immediately began deep cleansing and sanitizing the occasion web site, and enacted protocols in position for get hold of tracing and alerting folks who may have been uncovered,” the assertion ongoing.
Tiafoe himself later on confirmed his diagnosis in a Twitter article.
“Unfortunately, I analyzed optimistic late Friday for Covid-19 and have to withdraw from the All-American Crew Cup exclusive party in Atlanta this weekend.
“Over the earlier two months, I have been schooling in Florida and analyzed adverse there as lately as a 7 days ago”
This is not the first time that a tennis player has been diagnosed with the virus. Again in June, Novak Djokovic and his spouse contracted the virus during the Adria Tour exhibition.
Tiafoe will be replaced by Christopher Eubanks for the remainder of the celebration.