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The US Open ‘planning to go ahead as scheduled’ despite coronavirus forcing Wimbledon cancellation


The United States Tennis Association insists they are still expecting to hold the US Open as planned despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Wimbledon was the first Grand Slam to fall victim to the coronavirus crisis on Wednesday, as the announced ‘with regret’ that there will be no 2020 Championships at all.

The French Open have rescheduled for September, meaning the US Open is the next Grand Slam on the tennis calendar.

Whether or not they will be able to go ahead remains to be seen, but the USTA are still hopeful.

“We understand the unique circumstances facing the All England Lawn and Tennis Club and the reasoning behind the decision to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships,” a USTA statement said.

“At this time the USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled, and we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament.

“The USTA is carefully monitoring the rapidly-changing environment surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, and is preparing for all contingencies.

“We also rely on the USTA’s Medical Advisory Group as well as governmental and security officials to ensure that we have the broadest understanding of this fluid situation.

“In all instances, all decisions made by the USTA regarding the US Open will be made with the health and well-being of our players, fans, and all others involved in the tournament.”

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