However, the organizers are also trying to figure out for different alternative plans for the tournament.
As scheduled, The US Open 2020 will start at August 31, at its regular venue for now. Since New York is the hot spot of the pandemic, the event is under threat. Therefore, according to many reports, the organizers are thinking to stage the Major at the Indian Wells venue.
“We are exploring every possibility around the US Open 2020” – USTA
Chris Widmaier, spokesperson of USTA said that the organizers are strong on their stance. They want to put the event on the scheduled date and venue. He also stated that USTA is also thinking about the idea of staging the tournament behind the closed doors.
“The USTA’s goal is to hold the 2020 US Open in New York on its currently scheduled dates,” Widmaier told AFP.
“We understand that there is a great deal of speculation regarding the USTA’s planning for the 2020 US Open. We would like to clarify that while we are exploring every possibility around the US Open, the potential to shift the event location or date is not at the forefront at this point in time,” he added.
Due to the uncertainty and rapidly-changing environment, Widmaier explained that the USTA is aggressively modeling many other contingencies. Many of them including a chance of no spectators.
The final decision would be taken by the body sometime in June, he confirmed that. health and safety will be the main factor behind every decision taken, he confirmed everyone.
It is not sure that when will be the tennis tour resume in this COVID-19 situation. It could be one of the last sports which will get back to normal due to travel restrictions. the pandemic assuages soon and the USTA is able to make the US open 2020 live confirm this year.
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