The year 2020 will be known as the year of the coronavirus pandemic. This deadly viral disease has altered human history and forever changed society. Things will never go back to being the same way they were in the past. This is especially true for the sports world and for the field of professional tennis. The 2020 US Open Tennis Championships are scheduled to be played in 2020. However, the way matches are conducted and how spectators view the event will not be the same. The following information will provide you with useful knowledge about the 2020 US Open Tennis Championships.
General Information about the 2020 US Open Tennis Championships
The 2020 US Open Tennis Championships are scheduled to begin on August 31, 2020 and will end on September 13, 2020. The event will take place in New York. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will host the event. Keep in mind that this will be the first major tennis affair since the coronavirus pandemic began within the United States.
This event will feature some of the biggest best names in the sport. Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu are two champions that have returned for this affair. However, Rafael Nadal has decided to back out of the event because of COVID-19 safety concerns. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah will be back to defend their title in the men’s double category. Women’s double winners, Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka, will also be back defending their title as well. Roger Federer was also schedule but he withdrew from the event. There will also be wild entries for the various categories within the event.
Many players scheduled to appear at the event might not show up due to COVID-19 concerns. Also, some players have not been prepared for this event due to lack of training because of coronavirus and/or personal issues. Event schedulers are closely monitoring the situation in New York to ensure that the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t get out of control. They might decide to shut the event down if COVID cases began to rise. This event is also scheduled to for viewing on television but no word has been given about the network that would provide coverage.
How will matches be played at this event?
There won’t be any live audiences at the US Open Tennis 2020 Championships. The matches will take place inside of a bubble or an enclosed area with limited live viewers. There will also be strict coronavirus safety protocols in place. The Medical Advisory Group will provide safety guidance for how players are to function on the court during matches. The Medical Advisory Group will also provide guidance for player hotel accommodations and for the overall tournament site.
Social distancing protocols will be performed by doubles players during matches. This protocol will be carried out within reason due to the nature of the game. Players will not have to wear masks during the competition, but they might not have to wear them when they’re not playing. Frequently cleaning equipment and the facility area will also be performed. Players will be expected to maintain social distance when moving around the hotel area and masks are expected to be worn during that time as well.
What Spectators Should Know about this Event
No one can purchase tickets for this event. The event might be shown on television for tennis fans but once again, no network is set to cover this tennis competition. Spectators are strongly encouraged not to visit the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center while this event is taking place. Any spectator trying to see this event live at the stadium will be turned away. The hotel where the competing tennis professionals will be staying will also be closed to the public. Tennis fans should frequently check the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center website for updates about the match. They can also check internet tennis sites and their local sports news to find out information about the competition.
The 2020 US Open Tennis Championships is still expected to take place in late August. However, the event might be cancelled if the coronavirus cannot be contained. Keep in mind that all the issues related to this event have not been worked out. There are still many questions and concerns for this high-level tennis competition. You should stay updated as much as possible about the latest news concerning the US Open Tennis 2020 Championships.