Andy Murray’s former trainer ‘not confident US Open and other tournaments in US’ will go ahead

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Tennis coach Dani Vallverdu believes the chances are very slim that the US Open and other tournaments on American soil will go ahead as planned this year.

The ATP Tour is set to resume in August with the Washington Open and Cincinnati Masters preceding the US Open before moving to Europe for the clay-court season. Meanwhile, the WTA Tour will host a couple of red dirt events in Europe before switching to the United States.

However, many have raised questions about tennis restarting during a pandemic, especially on American soil where the number of coronavirus cases has spiked in recent weeks.

Vallverdu, Andy Murray’s former trainer who currently works with Stan Wawrinka and Karolina Pliskova, is not too confident about tournaments taking place in the US over the next two months.

“Personally I am not that confident that the US Open and other tournaments in America are going to happen,” he is quoted as saying by Daily Mail. “I think some kind of decision will happen in the next two weeks.

“I am optimistic that unless there is a big change then the tournaments in Madrid, Rome and the French Open will take place in September, but beyond that there is a lot of uncertainty.”

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