According to the WHO latest report, the United States of America has been registered 3,097,300 coronavirus cases with 132,683 deaths to date. However, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the U.S.Open 2020 in place of canceling the other major sports events.
One of the richest cities in the world New York City till now has 426,016 confirmed cases and 32,375 deaths. As a reason, New York City authorities canceled all large gatherings in the city until September. But, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio saved the U.S.Open 2020.
In a talk with CNN TV show, “The Situation Room”, Bill de Blasio said, “Well, look… It is one of the numbers of events, there’s going to be sports activities that we all love but without the audience. So people will be able to watch it on TV and we keep the tradition going. We’re not gonna have crowds on the stands but tennis will be coming back.”
The U.S.Open 2020 will take place from August 31st to September 13th in New York. Earlier, The USTA announced the precaution measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus during the event. As per that, all players will go through mandatory COVID-19 tests and everyday temperature check-ups. Moreover, no spectators will not be allowed in the stands at the Flushing Meadows Tennis Stadiums.
Doubts Over Star Players Participation In The U.S.Open 2020
The U.S.Open 2020 organizers already explained their precautionary arrangements for the health and safety of players. At the same time, still, several top players have no clue about their participation in the hard-court Grand Slam event next month.
Also, Former World number one Simona Halep, 2019 US Open semifinalists Belinda Bencic and Elina Svitolina have still not yet ready to fly to the United States.