BELGRADE, August 13
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will compete on the August 31-September 13 US Open and the Western & Southern Open curtain-raiser, the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles mentioned in an announcement at this time. His determination will come as excellent news for the US Open organisers after a number of high-profile gamers, together with former winners Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka, pulled out over points associated to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
But it’s also a U-turn from Djokovic after his June statements that competing on the 2020 US Open can be “impossible” attributable to “extreme” Covid-19 protocols for the event at Flushing Meadows. “I am happy to confirm that I will participate at the Western & Southern Open and US Open this year,” the 33-year outdated Serb mentioned. — Reuters