Lorenzo Musetti (60 °) was removed from the Toronto Masters 1000 for having broken the health bubble prior to the start of the competition. The 19-year-old Italian was going to make his qualifying debut against the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez (165 °). In the first round of qualifying, Musetti was replaced by the Australian Max Purcell (200 °).
This, without a doubt, will mark a precedent, a before and after when it comes to strictly complying with the sanitary regulations of the tournaments. The Canadian championship, for its part, did not tremble, and did not even hesitate, to expel the young promise of Italian tennis from the competition.
“Lorenzo Musetti has been removed from the National Bank Open classification table, due to having left the COVID-19 controlled environment. According to the approval letter issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Anyone who leaves the environment violates the protocol for COVID-19 and will not be able to re-enter the tournament to compete“said the statement issued by the contest.