The health situation worries Rafael Nadal, who has decided not to go to the United States to play the US Open.
One more package for the US Open, and not the least! Defending champion Rafael Nadal announced on Tuesday that he would not make the trip to the United States to play the New York Grand Slam, which is due to start on August 31. Absent from the list of players involved, published at the end of the day by the American tennis federation, the Spaniard confirmed the news on Twitter.
“After thinking a lot, I decided not to play in the US Open this year,” says the second world player, very worried about the spread of the coronavirus, which is actively circulating across the Atlantic. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the number of positive Covid-19 cases is increasing and it seems that we have no control over that. “
“I prefer not to travel”
“With all due respect to the USTA, the organizers of the US Open and the ATP, who are trying to organize the event for players and fans around the world,” he adds. It’s a decision I never wanted to make but I decided to follow my heart this time around and, for now, I prefer not to travel. And so he won’t be the only one in this case.
If the package of Roger Federer, injured, was already recorded, other top names on the circuit will miss the call during this very special US Open, which will take place in a bubble – like the NBA – and behind closed doors. Gaël Monfils, Fabio Fognini, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not be there, others can still imitate them by then …
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