Former champion Stan Wawrinka confirmed on Friday that he won’t play the US Open citing “the well being state of affairs in New York” because the Grand Slam occasion took one other hit.
Wawrinka, the US Open winner in 2016, was already lacking from the entry record together with four-time champion Rafael Nadal.
Now, the 35-year-old will as an alternative deal with Roland Garros the place he gained his second profession main in 2015.
“There’s the well being state of affairs which is specific in New York. I didn’t wish to go the US below these circumstances,” the world No 17, additionally the 2014 Australian Open champion, informed RTS in Switzerland.
Gamers on the US Open, which begins on 31 August, will likely be topic to tight well being controls to keep away from the unfold of the coronavirus.
It is going to even be performed behind closed doorways.
“And the sequence of tournaments which follows after the US Open will likely be robust,” he added, referring to the Italian Open which begins per week after the conclusion of the New York occasion.
Roland Garros, delayed from Might-June, will then begin in Paris on 27 September.
“Lastly, there are all of the uncertainties associated to the quarantine subject. There are nonetheless many questions and doubts in regards to the holding of the US Open.”
Earlier on Friday, prime 10 ladies’s gamers Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens stated they have been skipping the US Open.
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty has additionally opted to not play.