Novak Djokovic is said to be behind a move to restate a pair of players banned from the upcoming “Cincinnati” Masters in New York after their trainer tested positive for COVID-19.

Spain’s MARCA reported that the head of the ATP Player Council has come to the aid of 94th-ranked Bolivian Hugo Dellien and Argentine Guido Pella, the No. 35.

Djokovic is gathering signatures on a letter to have the pair put back into the draw for the event which begins this weekend and which will be followed by the closed-door US Open at the same Flushing Meadows venue.

Bolivian Hugo Dellien losng first round round match Melbourne 2020 Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd

The pair of events are being staged in the US, world hotspot for the virus with more than 5 million cases and 173,000 deaths.

The physical trainer, Juan Manuel Galván, is now under hotel quarantine for 14 days under regulations of the event being played inside a “health bubble.” 

Chances of the initiative succeeding look slim as a fresh pair of players have been inserted into the draw as alternates.

Despite tournament rules calling for disqualification of a player if he/she had shared a room with a positive testee, that is reportedly not the situation in this case.

Main photo Guido Pella reached Wimbledon quarter final 2019 Photo Anne Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd


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