“We’re Ready To Move Forward,” Says USTA Spokesman Chris Widmaier Over US Open 2020


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Everyone from Tennis World eyes on the resumption of the tennis tours. However, the United States Tennis Association(USTA) moves forward to hold the first Grand Slam tournament of the Coronavirus Pandemic. USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said in a telephone interview Monday, “as long as we get all the approvals we need.”

United States Tennis Championships has scheduled to hold from 24th August to 13th September. Main Draw match will begin on 31st August. In Flushing Meadows, there is a chance to missing several Top player’s appearances due to recent Pandemic proposals. Despite this, US Open 2020 will be a rejoicing thing for tennis fans.   

“We’ve received a proposal and we’re reviewing it,” Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, wrote in an email.

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“The US Open 2020 is the right thing for the sport of tennis”- Chris Widmaier

USTA officials have been working hard to conduct the hardcourt tennis tournament without any obstacles. At the same time, they are taking all the necessary safety measures to hold the tournament safe and secure.

Chris Widmaier also explained that “At the end of the day, there are three factors involved in the decision-making. No. 1 is creating a plan that has health and safety at the forefront. No. 2 is whether conducting the U.S. Open is the right thing for the sport of tennis. And No. 3 is whether it can be done in a financially viable manner. We believe we can hit all three of the objectives,” 

“But we do need to approach this in a step-by-step manner, and when all of the steps are completed, that is when we can make an official announcement.”

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“Our stated goal has been that, if we could build a plan in conjunction with medical and security experts that mitigated the risks of COVID-19 and assured the health and well-being of all U.S. Open participants, we very much want to move ahead with the tournament,”

“We believe, by working in a collaborative manner with these experts and the two tours, we have such a plan.” Widmaier Concluded. 

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As a reason of the Coronavirus pandemic, Wimbledon canceled the first time since 1945. And also Roland Garros postponed to mid-September.  


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