The US Open 2020 organizers are trying to find every possible way to Keep the event this year in wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Besides, about organizing the tournament, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is hopeful about the scheduled date and site.
There are some situations which are being considered for staging the US Open 2020 live. The situations are like: charter planes to carry players to the stage of US Open, limited precincts, must have negative result of coronavirus tests before traveling, regular temperature checks, line judges have to be fewer, no locker rooms, house will be centralized and there will be no spectators.
“We continue to be150% focused on staging a safe environment for conducting a U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on our dates. It’s all I and our team wakes up thinking about,” Stacey Allaster, the chief executive of USTA told Associated Press.
“There will be a combination of daily health questionnaires” – US Open organizers
“We are spending a lot of time and energy on all the models, including no fans on site. The government will help guide us,” Allaster added.
Allaster also expressed that there are no change in scoring system which has hardly been discussed. “If the players came to us and said, ‘That is something we want to do,’ we would consider it. But we will not make a unilateral decision on that without player input,” she said.
Besides, before traveling to the USA, the players would have to test the negative of coronavirus. “Once they come into the ‘U.S. Open world. There will be a combination of daily health questionnaires, daily temperature checks, and some nasal or saliva or antibody testing,” she added.
there is a chance that players from different places around the globe would be chartered to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Moreover, the players might be taken to the destinated location of the tournament.
Physiotherapists will be also provided by the tournament officials so that players don’t bring their own physio.
Also, the matches may use fewer line judges than normal times. The recent plan is to have only adult ball persons and no ball kids.
The USTA have to decide to move forward with the tournament, it will commence on its actual start date of August 31. In mid-June, the final decision might come.
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