After months of speculation, it was finally confirmed that the US Open would take place. However, there were many players who were unsure of playing the event. Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic was one of those players. That’s why he believes the event shouldn’t be played right now.
Belinda Bencic at the US Open
Belinda Bencic made an incredible run at the US Open last year. She reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at the event in which she lost to eventual champion Bianca Andreescu. Considering her commendable performance last year, many would expect her to attend the event again this year, but she’s not too sure. In a recent interview with Tages-Anzeiger, he said:
“I would be happy to play a Grand Slam tournament again. But New York and the United States are very special right now. We would live in a bubble, but nobody can guarantee you security. So personally I think it would be a little early to play there, although maybe I would play too. It occurs to me but I don’t really think it is really the United States Open through them. I’m not too excited to get on the plane according to these rules and conditions. I’d rather go somewhere by car. “
(The quotes have been translated using Google Translate)
Belinda Bencic isn’t the only uncertain player to play at the US Open. Other players like Novak Djokovic have said they could skip the event as they are not comfortable with the restrictions in place.
There are, however, players who have already confirmed their participation, in particular Serena Williams and even Dominic Thiem, who was initially concerned about the event.
Tennis fans will surely hope to see more of their favorite players give their confirmation and make the US Open 2020 a great success.
Source: Daily scoreboard