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The Break: RG postponed; Medvedev test positive & more
Published Apr 16, 2021
Roland Garros Postponed
"It is ridiculous, it must be said. I'm not saying that in regards to the French Federation or the French government, but what is happening globally," Daniil Medvedev said.
It's officially the second consecutive year that the major clay-court event is postponed due to COVID-19. The country is currently undergoing a four-week lockdown. The event was pushed back a week and will now begin on May 24th.
Medvedev Tests Positive
The newly crowned world No. 2 was looking to continue his extend his lead over Rafael Nadal in the rankings. However, a positive COVID test kept him from getting his socks dirty on the red clay this week in Monte Carlo. That being said, it doesn't seem likely that the Russian will hold the No. 2 spot much longer.
Medvedev resides in Monaco and was given the option to stay at home during the event, instead of staying within the tournament's bubble. The world No. 2 practiced ahead of the Masters 1000 event began with Nadal. No word of a positive test coming from the Spaniard.
Should tournaments require "vaccine passports" for players and spectators? It's a question that has been met with many different responses. Some say it could be a great way to keep events safe, others believe it discriminates against those who are choosing to not get vaccinated yet.