Benoit Paire has reportedly been withdrawn from the US Open after testing positive for COVID-19.
The USTA released a statement on Sunday morning without naming the player:
“A player has tested positive for COVID-19 at the US Open and has been withdrawn from the tournament. The player is asymptomatic.
“The USTA, together with its medical advisors and infectious disease specialist from the Mount Sinai Health System, confirmed a positive test result for a player. In accordance with New York State Department of Health requirements, and in alignment with CDC guidelines and the Tournament health and safety protocols, the player has been advised that they must isolate for at least 10 days. In addition, contact tracing has been initiated to determine if anyone must quarantine for 14 days.”
It has also been reported that Richard Gasquet, Adrian Mannarino, Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Gregoire Barrere have been asked to stay at their hotel until further notice.
Paire, who was the No. 17 seed, was scheduled to play his first round match on Tuesday against Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak. He's now been replaced in the draw by an alternate, Marcel Granollers.