the organizers confident about the tournament


The hard-court Grand Slam tournament is due to start on August 31 behind closed doors.

to organize the US Open ”in New York, saying she is confident in her plans to ensure player safety, despite the uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic. “The USTA is continuing its plan to organize the US Open and host both the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters 1000 at the Billie Jean King National Center” which will precede it, she said in a statement. communicated.

The Grand Slam tournament on hard is due to start on August 31 behind closed doors, just after that of Cincinnati (22-28) under the same conditions, in the bubble of Flushing Meadows. “We remain convinced that our efforts to ensure the health and safety of all those involved in the two tournaments, our top priority, remain on track,” added the body.

The latter will publish the details of its health and safety protocols “at a later date closer to the tournaments”, developed in consultation with the women’s WTA and men’s ATP circuits.

Djokovic and Nadal have not confirmed their presence

The stars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, registered for the Cincinnati tournament, have not yet confirmed their presence at the US Open, unlike Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, in the ladies, who have committed to play there. The Australian Ashleigh Barty, world number 1, has on the other hand given up competing.

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