Argentine Davis Cup captain Gaston Gaudio has been caught in breach of the mandatory quarantine in his home country. The 2004 Roland Garros champion and television producer Sebastian Ortega were stopped by the police while walking late at night in the Recoleta neighborhood of the capital, Buenos Aires.
In Argentina, a complete lockdown has been imposed due to the current pandemic. According to Clarin, Gaudio was stopped by a police officer and said he was going to a nearby grocery store despite the late hour. The paper reported that the Argentine was sent home and no more serious measures were taken at the point.
Although it is unlikely, Article 205 of the Penal Code, states that "Anyone who violates the competent authorities' measures to prevent the spread of an epidemic will be sentenced to prison from six months to two years." Gaudio is the 2004 Roland Garros champion and won eight singles titles in his career.
He also won 3 ATP doubles titles in his career. His highest ranking was No. 5 in the world in April 2005. The 41 year old defeated his compatriot David Nalbandian in three sets in the semifinals of the French Open and then defeated Guillermo Coria in the final to win his only Grand Slam singles title.
Gaudio announced his retirement from tennis in August 2011 and played his last match at the Kitzbühel Challenger where he lost in the first round, more than a year earlier. He also reached the semi-finals of the ATP Tour Finals in 2005 and won over $6 million in carer prize money.
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