Zapata was expelled from the previous one for a false positive

The prior of Roland Garros, whose main draw starts on Sunday, remains controversial. The one generated by doubtful positives for coronavirus that they left out before starting Ernesto Escobedo, Denis Istomin, Damir Dzumhur, Pedja Krstin and the Spanish Bernabé Zapata.

The Valencian, 23, was expelled after his coach Carlos Navarro tested positive, with whom he shared a room. But, as they had doubts about the reliability, on Monday when they arrived in Valencia the tests were carried out, which were negative. “The same result (BOTH NEGATIVE) as in the test we took before traveling to Paris and the same result (BOTH NEGATIVE) as the first test we took at the tournament hotel Thursday the 17th upon our arrival, “explained the player on his social networks.

Zapata arrived in Paris after winning the first Challenger of his career, at Cordenons, and to dispute the final of Todi. The decision of Roland Garros, for a tennis player who is the 144th in the world, was a sporting blow, but also economical.

The Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, with a case traced to that of Zapata, has announced that he will take legal action against the tournament, in the midst of a state of unease between players and technicians for the tests.