USTA: We still plan to host the 2020 US Open as scheduled
The US Open remains on the 2020 calendar with the United States Tennis Association saying “we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament”.
The clay-court season, with the exception of the French Open, had already been wiped due to the coronavirus pandemic and Wimbledon confirmed earlier on Wednesday that the 134th Championships will now only take place next year.
On top of that, the ATP and WTA Tours jointly announced that there will be no grass-court swing this year with all tennis tournaments suspended until July 13.
This year’s US Open is due to take place from August 31-September 13 so the USTA still has time on their hands.
“We understand the unique circumstances facing the All England Lawn and Tennis Club and the reasoning behind the decision to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships,” the statement from USTA read.
“At this time the USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled, and we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament.
“The USTA is carefully monitoring the rapidly-changing environment surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, and is preparing for all contingencies.
“We also rely on the USTA’s Medical Advisory Group as well as governmental and security officials to ensure that we have the broadest understanding of this fluid situation.
“In all instances, all decisions made by the USTA regarding the US Open will be made with the health and well-being of our players, fans, and all others involved in the tournament.”
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