Tennis : played Open will be taking place, but behind closed doors - The Point

The US tennis Open, lifting the Grand Slam, will be taking place on the planned dates of 31 August to 13 September in Flushing Meadows, but behind closed doors,

Tennis : played Open will be taking place, but behind closed doors - The Point

The US tennis Open, lifting the Grand Slam, will be taking place on the planned dates of 31 August to 13 September in Flushing Meadows, but behind closed doors, announced on Tuesday that Andrew Cuomo the governor of New York. "The american federation of tennis (USTA) will take precautions extraordinary to protect the players and the staff, including testing solid, an additional cleaning of the premises, in a reserved space for dressing rooms, additional accommodation, and a dedicated transport", he justified it on Twitter.

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The USTA has, therefore, obtained, as she had hoped, the green light from authorities to hold its major event, after having seen his plan approved by the circuit male ATP and women's WTA tour, as stated by several media outlets on Monday. This plan, which remains to be formalized, plans to remove the qualifications in a simple and reduce the array of doubles 64 pairs to 24.

Quatorzaine for participants

The Federation has also obtained to move the Masters 1000 Cincinnati (16-23 August) at Flushing Meadows, for the chain with the US Open. What constitutes a "double header" new, long-almost a month, in order to concentrate the players in New York without the travel. Now remains to convince many major players such as Novak Djokovic play this tournament of the Grand Slam, long threatened by the coronavirus.

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participants should, for those from abroad, to observe an quatorzaine to their arrival and all would be confined in hotels near the airport John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In addition, in the heart of the city, which has been the most affected by the pandemic in the United States, they could not be accompanied by a member of their entourage. "Extreme conditions," said last week the Serbian world number 1, deeming it "impossible" to get there in his staff, full, coach, trainer, physiotherapist.

not to mention that right behind it, will follow Roland Garros (20 September-4 October). With what it will be supposed to manage to, fatigue, transatlantic flight, change of surface.

Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 14:33

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