After almost five months of no tennis at all, everybody seems to be eager for the tournaments to resume. This is also why the US open is on everyone’s lips. US Open 2020 will be the first major event, after the lockdown. Scheduled to start at the end of August, the slam will take place in New York.
The scheduling of the event was a very controversial topic due to safety purposes. Amidst the ongoing pandemic, holding such a huge event was a questionable decision. But the organizers of the US open decided to go on with the event, taking extra care of all the safety protocols.
Not only the organizers but the players too are skeptical about traveling to the destination and taking part in the tournament. Some of them are not that confident like Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep. While some others are ready to take the risk, one of them being the World No.01 Novak Djokovic.
“The winners of this edition will also be part of tennis history”- Darren Cahill
Novak Djokovic being one of the few high ranked players participating has been the talk of the town. The tennis fans seem to be concerned about the Serbian’s form and performance at the event. But unlike the general opinion, Darren Cahill is very confident about his performance. Cahill is currently coaching world number two Simona Halep.
Here is what the coach said about US Open 2020 during the World Wide Sports virtual interview from the United States, “Novak Djokovic has got off to a good start this year and I think he will be in great shape at the US Open. Okay, we don’t have Nadal there, but Djokovic is there.”
“And if you think back to a few years, there was a bunch of tournaments in 2016, 2017 where we didn’t have Nadal, Federer, Wawrinka, Del Potro, Raonic, Nishikori, Murray, Cilic, there’s a whole bunch of players that were missing from big tournaments and the tournaments still went on.”, Cahill added.
“In the end, the winners of this edition will also be part of tennis history, there is no doubt about it.”, Coach concluded.
US Open this year will be extra exciting. After not getting to watch their favorites play for over five months, it’s finally time!