“Now it’s easy to say that some things should be done differently”. Rublev — the flash COVID-19 at the tournament of Djokovic


Russian tennis player Andrei Rublev shared his opinion about the outbreak of coronavirus in the tournament Adria Tour and revealed infection at the organizer’s Novak Djokovic.

— Surprised by the news. I can only wish Novak as soon as possible to recover, to cost without any symptoms and especially consequences. I found out about the infection Dimitrova literally half an hour of the beginning of the finale. Fear not, if only a slight confusion. Very upset that I won’t be able to play. And of course, they had to change all their plans. It has become clear that have to be checked. While I’m fine.

— How did you take the whole story to the other players? For others it’s hard to say. Players in the first few hours did not understand what to do next. And the organizers… I Think for them it was a shock. Still, they probably feel some guilt. To participate in the tournament very much. I really missed the matches and games on the court. And finally was able to play against opponents who have not seen. Yes, even in the presence of the fans. I just missed it.

— Of course, it is easy to say that some things in the tournament should be done differently, and some not to do it. But I’m not the organizer, do not know much. I think, now, just when it opens after the coronavirus, you can become infected anywhere. Because almost everywhere a lot of people. Now any situation connected with appearance, implies a risk. Even an ordinary dinner in the restaurant. Therefore, it is necessary to constantly monitor themselves, to comply with security measures to remember about masks, disinfection of the hands, gloves. But even if you follow all these rules, there is no full guarantee. Moreover, the fact that the street is now safer than at a tournament where you can better control the situation on the court and in the hotel, — quotes Rublev source.

We will remind that on tournament Adria Tour, organized by the Serb, there was a flash COVID-19. The organizers interrupted the competition after one of the participants of the tournament Grigor Dimitrov was taken. Later, the coronavirus was discovered in Borna coric of Croatian, Serb Viktor Troicki and his pregnant wife, several coaches and the Djokovic.

The tournament was stopped shortly before Rublev and Djokovic had to go to court to participate in the final match. Testing did not reveal the Russian COVID-19, but he decided to voluntarily withdraw 14-day quarantine.

Recall the pandemic of coronavirus up to 31 July, canceled all international tennis tournaments under the auspices of ATP, WTA and ITF.

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