Before his scheduled match there were reports from Flushing Meadows that Adrian Mannarino, one of the “suspect eleven” following Benoit Paire’s positive corona virus test last week might have to go into quarantine and therefore would not be able to contest his third round match against Alexander Zverev today.

The players eventually took to the court three hours late and it is rumoured that Zverev had been told to wait around while test results on the Frenchman were checked with the USTA officials.

Soon after the match started the USTA issued the following statement:-

The Zverev-Mannarino match was delayed while a collaborative dialogue with health officials was conducted today. Communication with the players was ongoing during the afternoon to keep them updated at all times.

Given the sensitivity of the medical issues involved, the USTA is not able to provide further details.