The match was finally played with a three-hour delay, during which the organizers discussed whether to let Mannarina on the court. The Frenchman then succumbed to Zvereva 7: 6, 4: 6, 2: 6, 2: 6.Mannarino was already leaving the hotel when the organizers informed him that they had been contacted by the local health authorities and recommended that he be quarantined in his room. “I was surprised. My thoughts were already on the court,” admitted the 39th player in the world rankings.The 32-year-old native of the suburbs of Paris is one of the members of the French party, who had to agree to a stricter regime before the tournament in order to participate in the US Open at all. But the situation that occurred immediately before the match surprised him.“It was really weird. I was just lying in the room trying to concentrate in case I could get on,” Mannarino confided.Eventually, he lay in the hotel for over two hours before getting permission to leave the room.“We have been in constant contact with the players during the negotiations with the authorities,” the US Tennis Association (USTA) said in a statement. “However, due to medical secrecy, we cannot provide any further information on the whole matter,” added US officials.“I was especially happy to be able to start at all,” Mannarino said after the match, in which he even won the first set, but then he was no longer enough for the world number seven.