Most of the top players would be skipped this year’s, US Open owing to various concerns. For this reason, several young players might have a chance to clinch their maiden Grand Slam title in Flushing Meadows. Especially, Greek tennis star Stefonas Tsitsipas has an opportunity to win his first major title due to the absence of greats Federer and Nadal.
In a recent interview with tennis majors, 22-years-old Stefonas Tsitsipas answered for a bunch of questions from pandemic experience to the U.S. Open 2020.
This year’s New York major event will be played without spectators on the stand due to ongoing pandemic. Moreover, Greek explained, how does he feel when he play tennis in an empty stadium.
Additionally, Tsitipas said, “I don’t know, I’ll find out. For sure it is going to be very quiet when we play. The fans give the adrenaline, they give that rush and they create an atmosphere, and we’re going to miss this atmosphere this year. (But) it’s all in your head, you can replicate it in your head, you can hear silence but at the same time you can make up Stefano’s chants in your head.”
“A U.S.Open Is a U.S.Open”- Stefanos Tsitsipas
He also expressed his expectations ahead of the U.S.Open 2020, I’m not really thinking about it. I’m playing well, it’s so much fun to be out here, no expectations, honestly. My theory behind it is that if you think about it too much it might as well never happen, so just relax and enjoy the process.”, Current world number six added.
Besides, ATP tour finals reigning champion Tsitsipas went to say the top player’s withdrawal would not affect the event.
Additionally, Steponas said, “A U.S.Open is a U.S.Open. It’s not going to take away anything. Of course, there’s a pandemic, but it doesn’t stop the players from coming. If the players are too scared to come, well there has been an announcement that clarifies that the environment and conditions are safe for them to come and play, I don’t see any problem there.”
Moreover, the US open 2020 will begin on 31st August in New York behind closed doors.
Source: Tennis Majors.com