On the day Wimbledon misplaced one other prime participant to COVID-19, France’s Alize Cornet claimed rivals on the current French Open had the virus however kept quiet about it.
Matteo Berrettini, final yr’s Wimbledon runner-up and among the many favourites for this yr’s title, pulled out on Tuesday morning after testing optimistic, a day after 2017 finalist Marin Cilic withdrew as a result of virus.
Final month defending champion Barbora Krejcikova pulled out of Roland Garros after a optimistic check, however Cornet feels extra players should have been contaminated.
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“When we see that Krejcikova withdraws saying I have COVID, and that the whole dressing room is sick. At some point we may all have had the flu,” she instructed French outlet L’Equipe.
“The thing is, we have three symptoms. The throat scratching, we play and everything is fine, it’s OK. In Roland, yes, I think there have been a few cases and it is a tacit agreement between us.”
There are at present no necessities for players to check or to withdraw in the event that they do check optimistic, with Wimbledon following UK authorities pointers.
However it’s potential the principles may very well be tightened if there are additional optimistic exams.
American teenager Coco Gauff feels the present rules at SW19 are enough.
“I think for the most part I feel like it’s OK that players are doing it themselves,” she mentioned.
“I mean, I feel like that’s the regulations in the Government now – if you feel symptoms, test.
“That is what I might do. If I felt any Covid signs, I might check.”