The United States Tennis Association will hold the U.S. Open this year without fans, even though some top players have expressed concerns about attending the tournament due to the virus, according to multiple reports.
The men’s ATP Tour and the WTA, which runs the women’s circuit, are both expected to approve a plan for the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 event in New York and that a formal announcement is due soon. “We’re following each step in the (restart) procedure in the great hope that we can announce that the 2020 US Open will be played in its regularly scheduled date,” USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said. “We hope to make an announcement in the very near future.”
No professional tennis tournaments have been held since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wimbledon was canceled altogether while the French Open has been moved to September and is due to start one week after the scheduled U.S. Open men’s final.
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