Britain’s Andy Murray has stated that he’s anticipating among the prime male tennis gamers to skip the much-awaited US Open in New York subsequent month because of considerations over COVID-19 pandemic following ladies’s world no. one Ashleigh Barty’s footsteps.
Barty on Thursday stated she was not comfy travelling to New York amid the pandemic and didn’t wish to put herself and her group in hassle for the hardcourt Grand Slam, which is scheduled to start out on August 31.
Murray backed Barty’s determination to skip the US Open as he stated that if a participant isn’t comfy travelling and enjoying then it’s utterly comprehensible.
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“I have heard some of the top male players aren’t going to play. I would expect that would be the case,” former world primary Murray informed British media.
“It’s everyone’s personal decision. If they don’t feel safe, and don’t feel comfortable, travelling and going there and putting themselves and their team at an increased risk, then it’s completely understandable.”
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The likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have all entered the Western & Southern Open in New York, which has been relocated from Cincinnati this 12 months because of COVID-19 and can function a preparatory occasion for the US Open. Even Japanese ace Naomi Osaka has confirmed her participation within the US Open, which will likely be first Grand Slam to be performed post-COVID-19 break.
Both event will likely be performed behind closed doorways with organizes United States Tennis Association trying to arrange a strict bio-secure bubble to curb the unfold of the dreaded virus.