Spain’s tennis star Rafael Nadal and Australia’s women’s player Ashleigh Barty have expressed concerns about this year’s US Open. Nadal said that tennis should start only when the condition in the entire world including the US is completely safe. Defending champion Nadal said on Thursday, “If you ask me to play the US Open today, I will say no.” This year the US Open in New York is to be held from August 24 to September 13.
The Spanish star said, “I don’t know what will happen in a few months. I hope that people’s normal life will be back on track. When it’s done, we’ll wait to see how the virus developed.” The first Grand Slam Australian Open held in January-February this year, while the Wimbledon in July was canceled. The tournament was canceled for the first time after World War II. At the same time, the date of the French Open to be held from 24 May has been extended to 20 September.
World number-1 female player Barty said, “I am thrilled to hear that tennis has started again. At the same time, the right-thinking is moving towards starting the tournament. But before I get a decision on the US Open, I have to get correct and complete information about the condition of Corona in the US from WTA (World Tennis Association) and USTA (American Tennis Association) as it is important not only for me, but also for my team. “