US Open 2020: United States Tennis Association rethinking decision to scrap wheelchair event in scaled-down event
The US Open organisers said they could have better communicated with wheelchair athletes before announcing they would not be part of this year’s scaled-down event in New York and are now rethinking their decision.
US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic says it's important that all players are free to travel to New York for Grand Slam
World No 1 Novak Djokovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing at the US Open but says it would only be fair if every player eligible is able to compete
Petra Kvitova is yet to make a call on participating in the US Open and hopes the health situation in New York will improve to make her decision easier, the two-times Wimbledon champion told Reuters.
Australian Paralympic champion, World No. 1 Dylan Alcott slams US Open for 'discrimination' over wheelchair omission
Alcott, who won the 2015 and 2018 wheelchair singles titles at Flushing Meadows and is the reigning doubles champion, said players were not consulted and posed no greater health threat than able-bodied entrants.
US Open 2020: No singles qualifying, reduced draws and events, fewer line judges and ball people in plans
Electronic line-calling will be used instead of line judges for US Open matches at all courts except the two largest arenas, while singles qualifying and mixed doubles, junior and wheelchair competition are being eliminated entirely.
'Something just doesn’t feel right': Canadian tennis player Gabriela Dabrowski criticises decision to go ahead with US Open
Gabriela Dabrowski feels that despite strict health protocols it will be 'impossible' to protect players in a bio-secure bubble throughout US Open
US Open 2020: World No 1 Simona Halep 'highly unlikely' to feature in Grand Slam with 'incredibly difficult' protocols in place
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) received the green light to hold their marquee tournament in New York as scheduled from 31 August - 13 September without fans.
US Open 2020 to be held on scheduled dates without fans after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives go ahead
Even with the go-ahead from the state, one significant question remains for the US Open: Which players actually will participate?
Cahill said organisers were considering flying players to New York from around the world on charter flights and keeping them in an isolation bubble with regular testing for COVID-19.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Rafael Nadal not sure about US Open being held in 2020, says it depends on COVID-19, travel
Nadal thinks there are two key requirements for the US Open to happen — and for tennis to resume anywhere: assurances about being protected from the coronavirus and having everyone be able to fly internationally.
French Open working towards avoiding clash of dates with US Open, says Roland Garros director Guy Forget
French Open director Guy Forget said he was working hand in hand with tennis authorities to make sure the dates of the claycourt Grand Slam tournament and those of the US Open do not clash, adding that Flushing Meadows would make an announcement next month.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Unlike Rafael Nadal, ATP tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi not ruling out 2020 return
Wimbledon has been cancelled and Roland Garros postponed from its usual May start to September, while the status of the US Open, scheduled to take place in late August, is still unclear.
Coronavirus Outbreak: American Taylor Fritz ‘in the best shape ever’ but says returning before US Open ‘unrealistic’
Taylor Fritz said that he is in the best shape of his life preparing to come out of quarantine but believes it is unrealistic to expect that to happen before the US Open in August.
'No Bryan Brothers chest bumps' — US Tennis Association tells players to avoid incidental contact when sport returns
The USTA thinks it will be safe to again play tennis “in some cities and states sooner than in others.”
US Open: Decision on postponement or cancellation of tournament to be taken in June, says USTA's CEO
USTA is being advised by a medical advisory group that includes at least five doctors.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Thursday it will oversee a commitment of more than $50 million in spending to help the sport weather what it described as the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USTA, organisers of the US Open, have said they were currently going ahead with plans to host the hardcourt Grand Slam in New York as scheduled from 31 August - 14 September
ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi is hoping to salvage as much of the tennis season as possible with two grand slams yet to be played.
Richard Lewis, who is set to step down as Wimbledon chief executive in July, said he hoped the situation will stabilise in the coming months to allow the hardcourt season to get underway before the US Open begins on 24 August.
Wimbledon became the first Grand Slam tournament to be cancelled in a calendar year since Australian Open moved from December to January in 1986.