False positives dot the credibility of Roland Garros: “It's a scandal”

False positives dot the credibility of Roland Garros: “It's a scandal”

The Valencian Bernabé Zapata, who was expelled by the case of his coach, now shows some tests with negative results.

False positives dot the credibility of Roland Garros:

Bernabé Zapata could not make his debut in the previous round of Roland Garros after the supposed positive for Covid-19 of his coach. The 23-year-old Valencian tennis player was disqualified so he returned to Spain on Monday for Carlos Navarro to undergo further tests, the results of which were ultimately negative.

Zapata's case joins that of Damir Dzumhur , who was also dropped from the second Grand Slam of the season by a positive from his coach, Petar Popovic . The Bosnian player requested a second test, which the Parisian tournament denied him.

However, subsequent tests were also negative, so Dzumhur has announced that he will take legal action against the tournament. “This is a scandal. I am sure that we will win in the courts,” proclaimed the former ATP number 23, now one of the top 100 classifieds.

Rectification with Pella

A month ago, Guido Pella also suffered a similar case at the Cincinnati tournament, when a false positive from his coach, Juan Manuel Galván , forced him to leave the tournament. A few days later, the authorities allowed the Argentine to return to activity, who was able to play the US Open, where he lost in the first round to Jeffrey John Wolf .

The early farewell to the clay of Paris is a complete setback for Zapata, who earlier this month had released his record with the Cordenons Challenger title, where he beat Carlos Alcaraz in the final. A week later, Zapata played the Masters 1000 in Rome, where he could not overcome the first preliminary round.

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