While some are optimistic about the US Open, others remain cautious.
One is the case of Philipp Kohlschreiber who warned: “If someone goes out and catches something, it can spread like a forest fire. And no one knows how many people tested positive for the tournament not to be canceled. “
“There are still many question marks behind it all. The number of cases in the United States is extremely high, “said the 36-year-old German to the medium Tennis Magazin of his country.
The Grand Slam tournament will take place from August 31 to September 13. But the question that arises is “If it makes sense in this context. A little over 50% of me say that at least in the United States it is not the right time to start again. “
Weeks ago the Adria Tour, with Novak Djokovic as the main image, had negative headlines because several players were infected with the virus. For Kohlschreiber, “I couldn’t blame the participants” because “it was allowed in the country at the time. Still, it was reckless, perhaps naive.”
It should be remembered that in recent days it became known that Djokovic himself would have defined going in search of his 18th Grand Slam in New York. The Serbian wants to play the US Open and will do so in the event that the ATP solves the quarantine problem upon returning to Europe.
Players present at the US Open would have to be isolated for two weeks upon returning to Europe and missing the Madrid and Rome Masters 1000s, preparing for Roland Garros. If this problem is solved before the end of the month, the world’s No. 1 will go to New York.