Coronavirus remains a headache. In tennis, precisely, the circuit is still stopped and this Monday the news of the suspension of two Challengers who were going to play in Orlando was known. Will the US Open finally take place in New York?
In the United States, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic, outbreaks continue in different areas. In this case, Florida is experiencing a delicate moment and that is why the ATP confirmed that the tournaments that were going to be held from August 24 and the next one, from 31, will not be held, just when the Open of that country has to start .
Both Challengers were going to have players located outside the Top 100 of the ATP ranking, precisely the tennis players who will not be able to participate in the US Open since the qualifying phase was abolished. Without qualy in New York or those two dates, the outlook is even harder for those players.
Therefore, this cancellation news is not the best a few days after knowing what will finally happen with the Grand Slam in New York. This season, out of the Big Four, the Australian Open was barely playable, while the US Open and Roland Garros hope to get some action. Instead, Wimbledon was already postponed to 2021.
The covid-19 continues to be an invisible but very clear enemy for racket globetrotters. Thus, the uncertainty about the great date in New York grows …