After getting over all the uncertainties, USTA has finally scheduled US Open 2020 from August 31 to September 13. However, some top-notch players have withdrawn from the tournament citing safety reasons. These players include Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters receive wildcards at US Open 2020!
Despite the unplayable conditions, some players like Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic are still ready to participate. Besides, the former champions Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters will also be seen swinging their racquets in Flushing Meadows. Both multi-time Grand Slam champions have also been awarded wild cards by the USTA.
Former World Number one Andy Murray has won US Open back in the year 2012. During that event, Murray had entered into the event as the freshly crowned Olympic Gold medalist. He had defeated Roger Federer in the Gold match at the London Olympics.
He defeated Novak Djokovic in nearly five hours. Both the players were at par with each other, but Djokovic’s errors out-numbered Murray’s, and Murray lifted up the biggest American tennis trophy.
Clijsters at US Open
Speaking about Kim Clijsters, the courts of the US Open might as well hold a special place in her heart. She comes with a very brilliant history in US Open as she won her second US title in 2009 and the next year, she successfully defended her title in just an hour. She is on par with other tennis players like Serena and Venus Williams.
Clijsters announced her comeback in 2019 and played her very first WTA match in Dubai. It was against reigning Aussie Open finalist Garbine Muguruza.
Several other players have also received wild cards. In womens, these include Usue Arconada, CiCi Bellis, Francesca Di Lorenzo, Caroline Dolehide, Ann Li, Robin Montgomery, and Whitney Osuigwe.
On the men’s track Ulises Blanch, Maxime Cressy, Sebastian Korda, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Michael Mmoh, Brandon Nakashima, and JJ Wolf have received the wild cards for US Open 2020.
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