(Sports news – Tennis news) The fact that Roland Garros replaced the US Open as the last Grand Slam of this year because of the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is causing these two major tournaments to fall into the rivalry. The big disadvantage for Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and other stars.
Video of the US Open men’s singles final last year when Rafael Nadal clashed Daniil Medvedev: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUg8fcKFXuM
US Open sulks Roland Garros: Federer, Nadal are exhausted because of the pandemic
The pandemic is raging in Europe and around the world are making the tennis village tumble. After the Indian Wells Masters was postponed, ATP also decided not to host any tournaments for their tour for 6 weeks.
The Roland Garros has just caused a lot of controversies when deciding to delay the originally scheduled time from May 18 to June 7 to take place from September 20 to October 4. As such, this clay tournament in Paris will replace the US Open (from August 24 to September 13) to become the last Grand Slam tournament this year.
The delay of organizing this year’s Roland Garros to a new milestone just after the end of the US Open just a week makes the BTC of the Grand Slam tournament in France, which Rafael Nadal is the defending champion, faces many fierce criticisms. Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and many other names of the world of felt are also under pressure and at risk of injury when they have to attend 2 Grand Slam competitions too closely.
Not to mention that many of these stars can also attend the Tokyo Olympics when tennis will take place before (August 25 to September 2).
US Open organizers are “furious” with the decision to reschedule Roland Garros to September. They are even considering plans to cancel the US Open this year.
Share on Mundo Deportivo, an official of the US Tennis Association (USTA) – US Open organizers denied that they would reschedule the Grand Slam for the pandemic but threatened: “The Pants Association US tennis will continue its efforts to organize the US Open 2020 and currently no changes will be made, however, we are going through an unprecedented stage and we will study all options, including the possibility of postponing this tournament. “
The official continued that the decision on the possibility of delaying the US Open should not be taken unilaterally. It would only be made after reference to other Grand Slams, seeking advice from the ATP, WTA, International Tennis Federation (ITF) and other tournament organizers, including the Laver Cup.
On the side of Laver Cup teammate – the tournament that Federer contributed to founding, also strongly condemned Roland Garros‘s decision to reschedule.
This year’s Laver Cup will take place from September 25 – 27 at the indoor hard court at TD Garden gymnasium (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and this tournament declares no intention of changing to another time. out of fear of coinciding with Roland Garros‘s new schedule:
“Today, the tennis village knows that the French Tennis Federation purposes to hold Roland Garros from September 20 to October 4 due to the impact of the global epidemic. These days coincide with the dates of the events. Laver Cup 2020 when all tickets have been sold out and are expected to be held on September 25-27 at TD Garden in Boston.
This announcement was a surprise to us and our colleagues at the Australian Tennis Association, USTA and ATP. A number of questions have arisen and we are in need of advice on the current situation.
At this point, we want our fans, sponsors, broadcasters, workers, volunteers, players and the big city of Boston to know that our intention is still the Laver Cup at the scheduled time”- The representative of Laver Cup declared firmly.
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