World No. 1 Novak Djokovic tops the ticket list for the 2020 U.S. Open, men’s edition. And a collation, a confirmation: the loss of Rafael Nadal.
Three-time US Open champion Djokovic leads a roster that includes seven of the world’s top 10 men, who will compete between August 31 and September 13 at the USTA’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Joining Djokovic in the top 10 are: Dominic Thiem (3rd), Daniil Medvedev (5th, US Open 2019 finalist), Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th), Alexander Zverev (7th), Matteo Berrettini (8th) and David Goffin (10th).
Hence the absences of Rafael Nadal (2nd ATP) and Gael Monfils (9th). Roger Federer (4th), it should be remembered, had previously retired from all remaining competition this year with an injury to his right knee.
With the new ATP scoring regime, Nadal will not lose the points achieved in 2019, when he defeated Medvedev in the tournament final and achieved his last Grand Slam tournament.
It is worth remembering that the US Open ends on September 13 and the Madrid Masters 1000 was scheduled to begin that same day, but was eventually canceled in the last few hours.
Without Madrid, the brick dust season will begin at Kitzbühel ATP 250 on September 8 and continue at the Rome Masters 1000 from September 20 to 27. Next, Nadal’s favorite tournament: Roland Garros.