In a number of marquee tournaments held this year, several tennis stars couldn’t participate due to varied reasons. Both, Covid-19 scare, as well as health issues, have prevented champion players from gracing events that are eagerly awaited by tennis fans.
Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open 2021 citing mental health issues and missed out on the action at Wimbledon 2021 as well. Moreover, Roger Federer has already opted out of the upcoming Olympics games in Tokyo.
Novak Djokovic will be eyeing to complete the ‘Golden Slam’
At such a time, the USTA has made numerous tennis fans happy after announcing the US Open fields on Wednesday. The highly-awaited Grand Slam will start on August 30 and will go on until September 12 in New York.
Global tennis icons like Naomi Osaka, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams have been named in the singles field for the US Open. Fans would be itching to catch Serena in action yet again after she had to withdraw mid-game in her first-round clash at Wimbledon 2021.
However, it has to be kept in mind that the field includes the names of the players who make the field automatically. They can still choose not to participate in the tournament. However, tennis fans across the globe would be eagerly waiting to see these superstars battle it out in one tournament.
Moreover, it would be interesting to see if Novak Djokovic can continue his golden run at the US Open and at the Tokyo Olympics as well. If he manages to win both, he will become the first man to complete a ‘Golden Slam.’