August 22 will be the return of the ATP circuit at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 and the US Open will begin on the 31st. Both tournaments will be played in New York and the best rackets begin to define their future.
Novak Djokovic, World No. 1, is enrolled in Cincinnati and has been seen training in cement in recent days. The Serbian, who defends the Masters 1000 semi-final and the US Open round of 16, did not confirm his presence although everything seems to indicate that he will be in New York.
Rafael Nadal had a marked future outside the United States: he had confirmed his presence at the Madrid Masters 1000 (which begins the same day the US Open ends) and he was seen training in brick dust. The Spanish tournament is in check and the Manacorí registered in Cincinnati. Will he go to New York for his 20th Grand Slam?
Dominic Thiem, a great game in the exhibitions, confirmed that he will be in the United States and will look to win his first Grand Slam tournament after having lost the last two Roland Garros finals and the definition of Australia.
Neither Roger Federer (4th) nor Fabio Fognini (11th) will be on the tennis comeback as they both recover from injuries.
And speaking of “Big 4”, Andy Murray will make the commitment on his operative return: “The situation that I have found myself in in recent years has not given me the opportunity to play in many Grand Slam”
Nick Kyrgios confirmed this Saturday that he will not be in the United States while Alexander Zverev (scored in Cincinnati) said: “It is a bit crazy to play the US Open now. I would prefer that it not take place and that we start the year in Europe.”
Gael Monfils (9th) and Stan Wawrinka (17th) are not registered for the Masters 1000 in which tennis will return. His presence at the US Open seems implausible.
Diego Schwartzman (13th) and Christian Garin (18th), the two best Latin Americans in the ranking, plan to play in Cincinnati and in the New York Grand Slam. Peque traveled to the Bahamas this week while the Chilean is in Miami.