The almost U.S.Open 2020 countdown begins followed by USTA’s recent strong confirmation over hosting the event at Flushing Meadows. For this reason, Former champion Andy Murray gets ready to book a flight ticket for New York.
Moreover, British Player demands severe safety protocols as same as NBA, who has announced strict safety rules for the upcoming 2019-2020 season resumption. One of them is the “snitch hotline” which will be sent notifications for mobile phones while breaching the rules.
Andy Murray said in a recent interview over the US Open 2020 Coronavirus safety protocols and violations, “I think the majority of players will [respect the bubble], but it would be silly to expect nobody would break the rules and the protocols.”
He also said, “In the NBA, which I think will be a similarish set up for us, players have broken it so we should be preparing for that and that is where it is really important. I think the repercussions should be quite serious because you end up putting the whole tour and event at risk.”
While ATP to impose up to $20,000 fine on a player who is found in breach of the Coronavirus safety rules, In contrast, The US Open chief executive Stacey Allaster said everything personal responsibility of players.
“Everyone will have different feelings about it. We are all individuals”- Andy Murray on playing other players in the USA
Three-times Grand Slam ChampionAndy Murray feels traveling in between an ongoing pandemic would be complicated for everyone all around the world. Furthermore, He believes that the United States Tennis Association(USTA) will be a guardian for each player.
Former World number one also said, “I will have apprehensions about getting there and getting on flights for the first time in months.”
“It is a difficult one because you don’t know when the right time to start traveling would be, who do you listen to? Do you trust everything the government is telling you all the time? Probably not. You need to make your own decision and I trust that the USTA will have come up with a secure bubble for the players.” Andy Murray concluded.