Coronavirus is under threat at the US Open this year. Many big players, including defending champion Spain’s Rafael fighter plane Nadal and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, are considering not playing in the Grand Slam. In such a situation, this tournament can now be held without spectators.
The US Open is to be held in New York this year from 24 August to 13 September. According to Forbes reports, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is considering holding the Grand Slam in an empty stadium. Last year, around 7.40 lakh fans visited the US Open.
Decision will be taken in ATP and WTA meeting
Forbes wrote to sources that there will be a meeting between the Men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) soon. There will be a decision on the US Open. At present, the USTA is awaiting orders from the Local and States Administration.
At the same time, news agency Reuters had also sought information about the tournament via e-mail from the USTA. The Association did not respond to this. There has been no tennis tournament since March due to Corona.
Wimbledon canceled, French Open also postponed
The first Grand Slam of the year has been completed with the Australia Open success. The French Open, to be held from May 24, has been postponed until September 13. At the same time, Wimbledon due from 28 June has been postponed. Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since the second World War.
Nadal will not play in conditions like today
Last year’s US champion Nadal and Australian women’s player Ashley Barty have expressed concerns about the tournament. Nadal said that if the conditions remain in America today, they will not play in the tournament. Switzerland’s tennis star Roger Federer has refused to play tennis this year due to injury. Last time Nadal won the title for the fourth time by defeating Russia’s Danil Medvedev in the final of the US Open.
Djokovic also talked about not playing US Open
At the same time, Djokovic said, “All the players I have talked to, they were not fully ready to go there (New York). Given the current circumstances, I can continue the tennis session on clay courts in September. “In fact, the French Open is starting soon after the US Open, that is, September 20. Djokovic won the Australian Open title this year.