Benoit Paire arrived in New York to play the Western & Southern Open last week, a tune-up for the US Open, but he did not complete his first-round match against Croatia’s Borna Coric. I even played one hour and four minutes. “It was a good training, I’m happy I played one hour. HAMBURG — French tennis player Benoit Paire was allowed to compete at the Hamburg Open despite twice testing positive for the coronavirus, he said Wednesday. The ATP said that Paire “was cleared to compete at the tournament in compliance with local health regulations and ATP protocols” after medical analysis. Benoit Paire of France returns during his 1st round tennis match at the ATP Tour - German Open in Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. … In the end, I did what I needed to.” He moves on to meet third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas. When he finally managed to get a return into play on Sinner’s first match point, Paire seemed surprised and didn’t bother running down Sinner’s reply. 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Bautista Agut’s quarterfinal opponent is Andrey Rublev, who beat Tommy Paul 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in their second-round match. Jannik played very well. The tournament at the Foro Italico, where spectators are barred, was rescheduled from its usual May slot due to the pandemic. Paire said he was not sure if he would play at the French Open, which begins Sunday, and would end his season early if he wasn’t allowed to compete. More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports, Andrew Dampf on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AndrewDampf, Japan's Kei Nishikori gestures as he plays Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Monday Sept. 14, 2020. He then played at the Italian Open last week, losing in the first round. Cristian Garin stayed on course for his third clay-court title of 2020 with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) win over Yannick Hanfmann to set up a quarterfinal with Kazakh player Alexander Bublik. More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports. I will try to entertain myself with Nico (Nicolas Mahut) and try to win a match.”. Big expansion for plastic recycling in B.C. ROME (AP) — Benoit Paire’s anger at being strictly confined at the U.S. Open after contracting the coronavirus boiled over at the Italian Open during a farcical first-round match on Monday. HAMBURG — French tennis player Benoit Paire was allowed to compete at the Hamburg Open despite twice testing positive for the coronavirus, he said Wednesday. I’m happy I hung on for 1:04. The ATP and local organizers defended the decision to let Paire play. Paire retired from his opening-round match while trailing Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-0 on Wednesday with what the ATP Tour said was “dizziness.”. “According to tournament doctor Dr. Volker Carrero, it is not uncommon that three weeks after a positive result, fragments of the virus can still be found inside the body,” the Hamburg Open said in a statement. Contests and offers from our advertising partners. In the women’s tournament, last year’s French Open semifinalist Amanda Anisimova edged Donna Vekic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6); and Magda Linette beat 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 6-3. Paire was forced to stay in isolation in New York until he tested negative -- preventing him from training. Liberal leader is physician and lawyer, Man arrested, accused of stabbing and robbery in Courtenay, In B.C. Et pour en savoir plus, ça se passe par ici. Rublev only landed 39 percent of his first serves in the deciding set, but the fifth-seeded Russian broke the American three times in a row. 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The 24th-ranked Paire threw his racket high into the air twice during one game and showed little effort against Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in a 6-2, 6-1 loss. “I made only one request, which is to play Tuesday to have an extra day of training after what happened to me in New York, and because I’m playing an Italian you put me on Monday,” Paire tweeted on Sunday. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP), Glacier Community Media © Copyright 2013-, Kevin Greenard: Changes to the Canada Pension Plan, Sex offender caught, barricaded himself, tried to light car on fire, House Beautiful: Esquimalt couple creates a getaway in their own backyard, Cabins, trails and golf make Rondalyn Resort the perfect stop for a Vancouver Island journey, Profile: Childhood lessons, fight with cancer helped John Horgan forge political goals, Cool! Also in the first round, Casper Ruud of Norway rallied past Karen Khachanov 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; Borna Coric beat Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-4; Grigor Dimitrov eliminated wild card Gianluca Mager 7-5, 6-1; and Filip Krajinovic beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5. HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — French tennis player Benoit Paire was allowed to compete at the Hamburg Open despite twice testing positive for the coronavirus, he said Wednesday. Paire, who put on a face mask during some of the changeovers, had numerous verbal exchanges with the chair umpire but received only one warning for his behavior. Cas confirmés, mortalité, guérisons, toutes les statistiques (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP) Paire retired from his opening-round match while trailing Casper Ruud 6-4, 2 … The Greek player faces qualifier Pablo Cuevas in the second round. “The result does not really matter,” Paire added. The 24th-ranked Paire threw his racket high into the air twice during one game and showed little effort against Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in a 6-2, 6-1 loss. During the final game of the match, Paire slammed returns of serve into the net in anger -- with seemingly no intent of putting the ball into play. Malheureusement, dans la foulée, les autres joueurs en contact avec Benoît Paire ont été isolés et privés de match (sauf Adrian Mannarino, pourtant dans le même cas). “I still have the doubles. Paire withdrew from the U.S. Open after testing positive and spending more than a week in isolation. Second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas wrapped up a 6-3, 6-1 win against Dan Evans in one hour, bouncing back from a first-round loss at the Italian Open last week. Twice during the second set, Paire launched his racket high into the air in frustration -- the second time coming dangerously close to hitting the chair umpire. Keep track of what's happening with COVID-19 in your community. Paire withdrew from the U.S. Open after testing positive and spending more than a week in isolation. “Paire has not shown any symptoms of disease and has not been contagious at any time. I gave what I could. All money raised goes to education and literacy programs on Vancouver Island. Paire … Nous voudrions effectuer une description ici mais le site que vous consultez ne nous en laisse pas la possibilité. The Frenchman criticized Rome organizers for making him play on the opening day of the tournament. Finalement, mercredi 2 septembre, Benoît Paire annonce avoir été testé de nouveau la veille, cette fois-ci… négatif. Click here to view our new Automotive Marketplace. Paire said he was not sure if he would play at the French Open, which begins Sunday, and would end his season early if he wasn't allowed to compete. Paire retired from his opening-round match while trailing Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-0 on Wednesday, but it was unclear why. According to German news agency dpa, Paire said he twice tested positive while in Hamburg but then had a negative test. “I had not played in 10 days, staying in my room,” Paire said. More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports, Benoit Paire of France returns during his 1st round tennis match at the ATP Tour - German Open in Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Roberto Bautista Agut, seeded fourth, came from a break down in the deciding set to beat Dominik Koepfer 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.