A few weeks ago the tennis courts announced the resumption of the sport in mid-August of this year. The tour will begin with Citi Open in Washington DC. In addition, Cincinnati and US Open take place in the same location, for example Flushing Meadows in New York. However, Serena Williams coach Patrick Mouratoglou is skeptical about the major tournament taking place in New York.
The situation in the United States shows no positive signs of a tournament suspension in 2020. The number of coronavirus cases in the western part of the world is slowing down and it is not simply the ideal time to host the Grand Slam event.
And he believes at the final moment, the mayor of New York could announce the cancellation of the event.
“With what is currently happening in the United States, with the number of COVID-19 cases going higher and higher every day, I don’t think [The US Open] it can happen,” Mouratoglou said during the Ultimate Tennis Showdown event in France.
“From the outside, it seems a little crazy trying to make it happen. So, I don’t know if it’s a good move. I wouldn’t say that if the situation were more stable than in Europe, then it’s a different story. “
This year the tournament has implemented strict rules and regulations for participants. But tennis is a global sport, players travel from all parts of the globe. For the time being, traveling comfortably is not an option for many professionals. In short, it is advisable to recall the largest in the United States in 2020 as health is always the priority.
“But in the United States and especially in New York and around New York it is … I mean, the number of cases is increasing incredibly. So, I don’t know how reasonable it is to try to make it happen. And I don’t know if the governor of New York will decide to cancel it for health reasons first. “
Serena Williams will play at the US Open 2020
In addition, many players including the likes of Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Ashleigh Barty and Belinda Bencic have shown their disinterest in traveling to New York this year and have not yet announced their appearance at the US Open 2020.
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While Serena Williams, the favorite at home, has confirmed her appearance at the US Open, and will be looking for her 24th Major.