ATP Tour is commencing with the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, 20 August before the US Open 2020 at Flushing Meadows. Importantly fans will not be allowed to watch the tournament due to stringent safety measures and guidelines to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, Defending Champion Rafael Nadal had withdrawn from the US Open citing his concerns over the Coronavirus while 20-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is rehabbing from his surgery.
The speculators and fans are hoping the world No.01 Novak Djokovic wins the title due to the absence of his rivals. However, Former Tennis legend Brad Gilbert looks forward to surprising results at the US Open 2020.
Brad Gilbert’s Predictions For US Open 2020
Brad Gilbert told ATP tour.com “There are a lot of unknowns, but if he (Novak Djokovic) is 100 percent healthy, on this surface, he’s a huge favorite.” The former tennis player is well known for coaching players like Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and Andy Murray.
The Olympic Bronze medal winner Brad Gilbert also added “It’s a tough call, it’s just really hard to know. Maybe [it will benefit] someone like a big server. All of a sudden if someone like John Isner, if his serve is fine, the guy can hold serve and you never know.”
Brad Gilbert is considering the match with Federer and Nadal as normal business. Furthermore, He is drawing a conclusion as a “real surprise” in the semi-final or final.
Former Coach Gilbert said, “I do think we’re going to see some crazy results,”. He concluded “I do think somebody’s going to make a semi or final who is going to be a real surprise. I do think the biggest surprise is going to be somebody who maybe you don’t think about and doesn’t play that well on a big stadium or a big crowd.”