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Rafael Nadal: Rafael Nadal to skip US Open over COVID-19 considerations, entries introduced | Tennis Information

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NEW YORK: World quantity two Rafa Nadal confirmed on Tuesday that he is not going to defend his US Open crown this 12 months at Flushing Meadows as organisers launched the singles entry listing for the Grand Slam. Spain’s Nadal […]


NEW YORK: World quantity two Rafa Nadal confirmed on Tuesday that he is not going to defend his US Open crown this 12 months at Flushing Meadows as organisers launched the singles entry listing for the Grand Slam.
Spain’s Nadal had stated in June that he had reservations about travelling to the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic and he joins ladies’s world primary Australian Ash Barty in skipping the match as a result of COVID-19 considerations.
“After many ideas I’ve determined to not play this 12 months’s U.S. Open,” Nadal stated on Twitter. “The scenario could be very difficult worldwide, the COVID-19 circumstances are growing, it appears to be like like we nonetheless do not have management of it.
“We all know that the diminished tennis calendar is barbaric this 12 months after Four months stopped with no play, I perceive and thank (everybody) for the efforts they’re placing in to make it occur. We have now simply seen the announcement of Madrid not being performed this 12 months.
“It is a determination I by no means needed to take however I’ve determined to comply with my coronary heart this time and in the meanwhile I relatively not journey.”

The Madrid Open, which was scheduled to happen from Sept. 12-20, was cancelled on Tuesday because of the rise of COVID-19 circumstances within the Spanish capital.
America has the best tally on the planet with greater than 4.7 million confirmed novel coronavirus circumstances and practically 156,000 deaths, in accordance with a Reuters tally.
World primary Novak Djokovic, a three-time champion in New York, headlines the lads’s listing together with final 12 months’s runner-up Daniil Medvedev and different high 10 gamers together with Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.

Swiss Roger Federer, a five-times U.S. Open champion, may even be absent after the 38-year-old was pressured to bear knee surgical procedure in June that prematurely ended his 2020 season.
9 of the highest 10 ladies’s gamers, together with 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and holder Bianca Andreescu, are on the entry listing together with 2018 champion Naomi Osaka.
As many as 13 Grand Slam champions are within the ladies’s draw together with Romania’s Simona Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion and 2018 French Open winner, and this 12 months’s Australian Open champion American Sofia Kenin.

America Tennis Affiliation (USTA) stated eight extra wildcard entries can be chosen in each the lads’s and girls’s fields.
Organisers stated the seedings can be introduced nearer to the beginning of the match which is scheduled for August 31.
Various gamers are additionally set to participate within the August 20-28 Western & Southern Open in New York, which serves as a warm-up occasion for the US Open.

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