Pending government approval, The US Open will be held in late August as part of reopenings from shutdowns occassioned by the COVID 19 pandemic.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) had said plans were in place for this year’s US Open – scheduled to begin on August 31 until September 13 – to go ahead at Flushing Meadows in New York pending government approval.
According to Governor Andy Cuomo “The US Open will be held in Queens, NY, without fans from August 31 to September 13,”
Though, the USTA will take extraordinary precautions to protect players and staff, including robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space, and dedicated housing and transportation, Players including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Simona Halep have expressed doubts over playing in this year’s competition.
World No 1 Djokovic says proposed protocols in place are “extreme” British No 1 Dan Evans has implored Djokovic and Nadal to take part in order to help lower-ranked players survive the coronavirus crisis financially.