Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s plan to compete in the world’s No. 1 world this year may face turmoil related to a series of famous tournaments in the US Open Series affected by Covid-19.
According to the plan, the Professional Men’s Tennis Association (ATP) plans to restart this year’s professional tennis season with the Citi Open – ATP 500 on the hardcourt in Washington DC, starting August 13. next.
Citi Open – ATP 500 on hard court in Washington D.C has been running the momentum for the US Open, which has just canceled this year. The official announcement from Citi Open confirms that this year’s tournament will not be held due to the bad effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that is raging in this country.
However, it is noteworthy that right after the Citi Open in Washington D.C was canceled, USTA reaffirmed that the organization of this year’s US Open will still take place on schedule from August 31 to September 13 in New York.
Nadal and Djokovic used to have a lot of resentment when they met at the US Open
Notably, this year’s Cincinnati Masters tournament may still take place from August 15-23, but the venue may not be the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason (Ohio) but may be moved to Flushing. Meadows, the modern tennis complex that hosts the US Open every year.
Currently, big players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Alexandre Zverev or Stan Wawrinka are still actively practicing or attending a few friendly tournaments to regain the feeling of competition. If the US Open does not cancel the award this year as Citi Open, it will be very good news for the stars intending to attend the tournament.
However, most likely among them, there will be people who don’t venture out to the US in the middle of the Covid-19 season to compete in this hard-court Grand Slam. Among them may be the US Open champion Nadal and former King Wawrinka, who is still training hard on clay courts and have hinted about the possibility of giving up the US Open to compete at Roland Garros.