Excited. Emilio Gómez said that he has confirmed his performance at Roland Garros, while he hopes to participate in the US Open, the two Grand Slam that remain on the 2020 calendar, with several changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ecuadorian tennis player defined that he will play on the Paris clay court from September 21 to October 11. With his current position in the ATP ranking, being No. 151, it is enough to access the classification chart.
The 28-year-old Guayaquil player mentioned that he will only risk and play the US Open, from August 31 to September 13, if he accesses the main draw. That will depend on how many European tennis players confirm their attendance at the third Grand Slam and from there will be released seats.
Although the tournament is confirmed behind closed doors, there are many tennis players who showed their indecision about their participation in Flushing Meadows, due to the spread of covid-19 in the United States.
According to the note of First fruits, Emilio Gómez is uncertain about whether or not the tournament will take place. And then, by waiting for the ATP to spread the final list of players who can enter the main draw. That list comes out three weeks before the start, that is, in the first days of August.
Gómez is training on the same surface where the US Open is played, on cement. However, if the tournament does not take place or if the player decides not to travel, he will start training on clay courts, with a view to Roland Garros.
The organizers of the US Open have outlined a series of measures for the tournament to be carried out with all the biosafety protocols. One of them is that the players could only take a companion to the complex where the tournament is held.
“We are looking at what to do with our lives. Because if I am complicated and I am in the 151st ranking, for those who are further back it is much more difficult to decide what they are going to do in the future. ” His future is defined in a few more days.