In three weeks, tennis must officially return with heavy presences at the Cincinnati Masters 1000. This time in New York, in order to concentrate the players there in a special bubble and then play the US Open, the tournament will be held, which has just awarded Andy Murray a special invitation.
Tennis is scheduled to start on August 22, following the coronavirus pandemic, and Murray will play the tournament thanks to a wild card. The Scottish, recovered from physical problems, was champion in Cincinnati in 2008 and 2011, defeating the Serbian Novak Djokovic in both finals, while he fell in the definition of 2016, at the hands of the Croatian Marin Cilic.
The Scotsman, ex-N ° 1 of the world ranking, now 129 °, will be of the game in said tournament thanks to an invitation, as the organizers also yielded to the Americans Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul and Tennys Sandgren.
In the official list, Djokovic, current N ° 1 ATP, appears as the maximum favorite, followed by the Spanish Rafael Nadal. Likewise, the left-hander from Manacor remains in doubt, as he has been training hard on slow courts and many presume that he will directly return to official action in Europe, on the tour that will lead to Roland Garros.
With Washington suspended by covid-19, everything indicates that the return of the men’s tour will take place in Cincinnati. Likewise, important confirmations remain in what will be the great event prior to the US Open.