even Though New York is particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, to take place in the US Open now. According to a media report in the middle of the week is expected to be an official communication. Also another tournament is affected by the plans.
New York (AP) - The U.S. Open, the tennis professionals in New York to take place in spite of the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to information from the "New York Times" planning the organizers of the Grand Slam tournament from 31. August to 13. September under strict Hygiene and safety requirements, and without an audience to perform. New York is particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, the plans must be approved by the policy.
The paper relies on four with the plans of concerned persons who wish to remain anonymous, because the organizers have not announced their decision yet. This is now expected in the middle of the week.
"We are ready to go forward, provided we get all the approvals we need," said the spokesman for the us Tennis Association Chris Widmaier in a telephone interview with the news Agency AP. You would not be willing to let the tournament take place. "But we need to make this attempt a step-by-step manner. And when we have done all these steps, then we can make an official statement."
it is Planned that the players should be accommodated in an airport Hotel, and almost no access to Manhattan. In addition, the staff, the players should be reduced significantly.
According to information from the "New York Times" is also planned, the of 17. to 23. August in Cincinnati, the attached combined ladies and gentlemen set to play the tournament in the run-up already in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, almost as a test run for the US Open. A qualification for the US Open, should there not be opposed to it.
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the official game rests currently operating on the Tennis Tour until 31. July. The turf classic at Wimbledon, had already been cancelled. The French Open under these circumstances, the organizers planned to be played at the end of September in Paris, now seems unrealistic. However, a decision is here.
it remains to be seen how the players react to the plans. Stars such as Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, or Simona Halep had been critical. Djokovic made at the weekend, with the organisation of the Adriatic Tour for headlines. At the show fight series, which is also Germany's number one Alexander Zverev and the Austrians Dominic Thiem took part, was taken with no regard for spacing rules. On Monday, a Video for eddy, the Djokovic, Zverev and Thiem made in social media at a Party in a Club showed.
Boris Becker, however, welcomed the upcoming alignment of the US Open. "Bravo!!!", wrote the German Tennis legend on Twitter and referred to the article in the "New York Times".
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