The US Open up is close to announcing its tournament is on as scheduled for Aug. 31 — with the Cincinnati tuneup becoming moved to Queens to be performed the week in advance of, in accordance to tennis sources.
The USTA has negotiated with the ATP and WTA officers for a tennis restart program and has been permitted with an formal announcement quite possibly coming Wednesday. The USTA is awaiting approval from condition well being officials with its prepare.
The postponed Washington D.C. party would kick off the demand to Flushing on Aug. 16. The Rogers Cup in Canada will be taken out from the agenda and the Western & Southern Open — ordinarily played in Mason, Ohio — would start a 7 days in advance of the Open up in Flushing Meadows to create a quarantined setting for a few weeks. The two the adult men and women of all ages generally enjoy in Cincinnati two months right before the Open as the past significant tuneup.
The Winston Salem Open, which most best players skip, will be scratched. It normally is performed the 7 days just before the Open up.
USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier told The Publish eight days ago the system was to carry on with the Open – probably as a enthusiast-significantly less function — on the scheduled day. The Open was made available minor flexibility because the French Open up moved its function a 7 days soon after the Open’s summary, to late September.
Prime gamers these kinds of as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, among the some others, have complained about the restrictive guidelines about the bubble ecosystem – with lessened entourages and currently being forced to remain at motels by the LaGuardia Airport even though being banned from visiting Manhattan.
There’s even now a possibility the Significant 3 won’t be at the Open up as Roger Federer opted to bear one more insignificant knee technique and return for 2021.