“I’m Highly Doubtful Concerning The US Open” – Stan Wawrinka

Published 05/15/2020, 6:41 PM EDT
Stan Wawrinka


Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has been enjoying the suspension of the tennis tour to his fullest. For the first time ever in his career, the Swiss star has got a prolonged break and he’s enjoying to the maximum. At the same time, he misses traveling, tournaments, and his fans all over the world. Wawrinka made a convincing start of the season by reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open

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US Open 2020 is tentative says Stan Wawrinka

While speaking to RTS Sport, former US Open champion Wawrinka is skeptical regarding US Open taking place this year. On Friday, ATP and WTA have extended the suspension period until July 31, 2020.

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Consequently, the tennis tour will start with the American hard-court summer. But, with the current unplayable situation, Stan Wawrinka feels the American Slam seems unfeasible to get underway. 

“So, for the moment, I think that the world is losing down the lockdowns gradually. Let’s see what is going to happen this week, we will have an idea for a longterm plan. For me, in my head, it’s clear, that before august it’s impossible to play anyways. I’m really highly doubtful concerning the US Open,” World Number 17 Wawrinka said.

Stan Wawrinka

At present, New York City has nearly 350K coronavirus infected cases, and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been converted into a temporary hospital with more than 450 beds laid inside in the premises.

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Despite their impractical situation to host the Grand Slam, the authorities are stubborn about going ahead with their plan. “The USTA’s goal is to hold the 2020 US Open in New York on its currently scheduled dates,” USTA spokesperson said.

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With ATP’s extended cancelation the tournament in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta, and Kitzbuhel will not take place as scheduled. Also, ATP Challenger Tour and ITF World Tennis Tour events have been canceled until July 31, 2020.

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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