Juan Martin del Potro and Malek Jaziri are self-isolating upon returning to their homes, as travelers are being requested to do in an effort to combat coronavirus.

Del Potro,  30, was in Miami doing rehab following a second surgery for his kneecap injuries. He has now gone back to Argentina and has begun 14 days of self-isolation.

"Of course, I am already following quarantine at home and will try to go on with my recovery here," he said in a translated tweet. "It is very important to take care of each other. Also, a big hug to the doctors and health professionals during this difficult times."


Tunisia's Jaziri is doing the same.

"I have completed the necessary medical examination," he said in a translated Facebook video. "The voluntary quarantine will allow me to avoid infecting others if it is confirmed as coronavirus.

"I call on all my compatriots to respect the rules of voluntary quarantines."

They join Bernard Tomic, who is in Miami and saying he has symptoms, and Yaroslava Shvedova, who is in required quarantine but says she has not tested positive for the virus.

Whether they're isolating or not, many players remain in touch with others like everyone else: through their phones.

The ATP pros have been communicating by phone instead, Diego Schwartzman told Elgnache Radio.

Del Potro, Jaziri self-isolating; encouraging others to do the same

Del Potro, Jaziri self-isolating; encouraging others to do the same


"There is a Whatsapp group among the Top 100 players, and we talk a lot about the issues of the tournaments and the suspension for coronavirus. Novak Djokovic is like a moderator, talks a lot in this group," he said. "On coronavirus, there are a lot of memes, and we laugh a lot."

Schwartzman has also been recovering from a leg injury experienced during Buenos Aires.

There has been plenty to discuss, with the tour cancelling the rest of its clay events and the French Open announcing that it is aiming to be played the week following the US Open. Some players have complained publicly that they were not consulted about the French move beforehand.

The tours have also suspended all tournaments for the next two and a half months and locked the rankings."