The United States Tennis Affiliation (USTA) insist their predominant aim is to stage the 2020 US Open on the dwelling of tennis in New York and even when they’re “exploring each risk” they don’t seem to be eager on shifting the occasion.
This 12 months’s US Open is scheduled to happen from August 31 till September 13 at Flushing Meadows, nonetheless the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has left a whole lot of query marks over the event.
New York is presently the epicentre of the outbreak all through the US whereas the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle has furthermore been used as a makeshift hospital to deal with victims.
USTA spokesperson Chris Widmaier says they’re nonetheless hopeful that the occasion is not going to solely go forward, nonetheless could also be staged in New York though they’re “exploring each risk”.
“The USTA’s aim is to carry the 2020 US Open in New York on its presently scheduled dates,” he acknowledged in an e-mail to AFP.
He added: “We perceive that there’s an excessive amount of hypothesis concerning the USTA’s planning for the 2020 US Open.
“We wish to make clear that whereas we’re exploring each risk all through the US Open, the potential to shift the occasion location or date shouldn’t be on the forefront proper now limit.”
A closing choice on the event could also be made in “mid-to-late June”.
“Paramount with all our picks concerning the US Open could possibly be the properly being and security of all these concerned, in any performance, with the event,” Widmaier acknowledged.
– TEAMtalk media