Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the US Open is taking the protocol very seriously. This was seen a few days ago when Argentine tennis players Guido Pella and Hugo Dellien were quarantined after their fitness instructor tested positive for COVID-19. Considering the quarantine, they cannot play the Cincinnati Open. Argentine colleague Diego Schwartzman was furious when he heard about this news.
Diego Schwartzman on suspensions
In a recent interview, Diego Schwartzman talked about what happened in New York. He did not hesitate to express his anger and said: “What happened with Pella I took very badly. I don’t want to be a hypocrite, it must be said. 95 percent, or almost 100 percent of the players, took it very badly. We’ve had a lot of private interviews with people who organized the protocols, with people from the USTA, and they lied to our faces … They said there would be no retaliation for anyone who tested positive. “
The Argentine also spoke about the validity of the test done on Pella’s athletic trainer. According to him, another test should have been done to fully confirm that he was infected. He went on to say, “There are many people who have tested false positives. We have discussed this with the ATP people and I agree with what I am saying, but this is a decision by the USTA or the Department of Health and they don’t want to test it again, it’s something I can’t understand. “
(The quotes have been translated)
After the disqualification of Pella and Dellien, Schwartzman also dropped out of the Cincinnati Open but for a different reason. He lost his match against Reilly Opelka. Having not played in several months, Schwartzman was probably a little rusty. He will now train for the 2020 US Open which begins on August 31st.
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