The US Open is just a month away and the tennis players will be working out their schedule for the gruelling tennis up ahead. Many tennis stars like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Jamie Murray have expressed their concerns. They are worried about the strict quarantine in the United States.
The United States has witnessed an increasing number of coronavirus cases per day with no signs of regression. Moreover, the travel back to Europe was to be met with compulsory quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine situation was resolved by the Internal Affairs in Spain who passed a bill allowing the players to play without the need for quarantine.
Novak at US Open and Nadal at Roland Garros
This has paved way for Djokovic to play in both the US Open and at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal however is not likely to play at the Flushing Meadows because of the COVID-19 situation in New York. Roger Federer won’t play again in 2020 because of his knee surgery last month.
With both of his rivals not playing at the US Open, Djokovic has the advantage and will look to continue chasing the numbers. That is the opinion of former World No. 1 Chris Evert.
The American in a recent interview with Ubitennis, spoke about her intuition on the participation of Djokovic and Nadal in the US Open.
Novak Djokovic will be benefitted
“It depends on what’s going on there, I think Europe is not that bad. You know that Federer is not coming over because of his knee. But I wonder if Nadal’s gonna take that chance coming over here playing on hard courts maybe getting injured maybe not even winning it. He could just stay in Europe and practice on the clay.”
She also claimed that Djokovic will be looking to capitalise on the advantage of the absence of both the top players.
“If Djokovic sees Nadal and Federer and maybe a couple of other players not playing and he is chasing the numbers wouldn’t he wanna take advantage of that,” Evert said.