Frances Tiafoe tested positive for coronavirus after tennis exhibition

According to one report, the first tennis match played with the audience since the start of the pandemic had a player infected with COVID-19.

The audience at the DraftKings All-American Team Cup in Atlanta, Ga, had 450 spectators on Friday, Deadline reported.

Team captain Frances Tiafoe had tested negative just before that day’s match, but was later retested for showing symptoms – and this test came back positive.

“Frances Tiafoe tested positive for the coronavirus,” DraftKings said in a statement.

“Like all players, Tiafoe was tested before or after arriving in Atlanta and passed the daily temperature tests. After the match, he showed symptoms and was retested and tested positive. “

“Tiafoe has left the venue and will not attend the rest of the event.

“Immediately after learning this information, we started to deeply clean and disinfect the scene and set up protocols to monitor contact and alert exposed people.”

Tiafoe himself later confirmed his diagnosis in a Twitter post.

“Unfortunately, I did a positive test for Covid-19 late Friday and had to withdraw from the All-American Team Cup special event in Atlanta this weekend.

“I’ve been studying in Florida for the past two months and a week ago I did a negative test there”

This is not the first time a tennis player has been diagnosed with a virus. In June, Novak Djokovic and his wife caught the virus during the Adria Tour exhibition.

During the rest of the event, Tiafoe will be replaced by Christopher Eubanks.

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