ISTANBUL

Turkish tennis player Cem Ilkel was eliminated in the French Open men’s singles qualifying on Monday.

Playing at Paris’ Roland Garros Stadium, India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Ilkel in 6-3 and 6-1 sets.

The two remaining Turkish contenders, number 173 seed Cagla Buyukakcay and Pemra Ozgen, who is ranked number 209 in the world, will represent their country in the women’s singles tomorrow.

5 players out after positive virus tests

Five unnamed players are out of the French Open qualifying round, Roland-Garros announced on Sunday.

“The Roland-Garros tournament directors can confirm that 2 players competing in the qualifying tournament have tested positive for Covid 19 and three others have confirmed close contact with a coach who has tested positive for Covid 19,” it said on Twitter.

It added that these five players would self-isolate for a period of seven days and that some 900 tests for the virus have been done since Thursday.

The French Open was supposed to kick off in May but was postponed due to the pandemic.

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