With the US Open releasing its official statement to host the tournament this year in New York, it will be taking place as per the scheduled dates i.e., from August 31 to September 13, 2020, with Governor Cuomo and New York State approving the occurrence of the US Major in 2020.
Also, Cincinnati Open will take place at Flushing Meadows this year, instead of their regular venue in Mason, Ohio.
However, the New Yorkers won’t be allowed this year in the stadium to witness their favorite players swing their tennis racquets. The governor of New York Andrew Mark Cuomo made it clear before giving the approval. “We’re excited about the US Open, (which) is going to be held in Queens, Aug. 31 through Sept. 13. It will be held without fans, but you can watch it on TV — and I’ll take that,” Cuomo announced in Albany. “The tennis authorities are going to be taking extraordinary precautions, but that’s going to take place.”
Big Apple, the city that never sleeps is the former epicenter of coronavirus and has recorded more 200,000 cases. Also, 17,000 people have lost their lives. This year it’s risky to travel to New York and play. Top players have already addressed their disinterests in playing in the US.
Also, World Number two Simona Halep is on the verge of pulling out from US Open 2020. However, she will play tournaments in Europe.
“We are incredibly excited that Governor Cuomo and New York State have today approved our plan to host the 2020 US Open and 2020 Western & Southern Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,” Mike Dowse, USTA Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Director stated.
“We recognize the tremendous responsibility of hosting one of the first global sporting events in these challenging sines, and we wit do so in the safest manner possible, mitigating all potential risks,” he added.
Following the US Open, right after two weeks, the French Open will get underway in Paris, France. The players will have to make a quick transition from hard to clay courts. Thereafter other European tennis events might as well take place.