22.9.2020 08:55 am
Six of the entrants have already been sidelined from the tournament due to positive Covid-19 tests.
Having been pushed back four months to escape the worst of the coronavirus, the French Open gets underway on Sunday still struggling to loosen the grip of the deadly pandemic.
Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka won the semi-final match she once vowed not to play, while men’s top seed Novak Djokovic battled his way into the men’s final at the Western and Southern Open.
World number one Novak Djokovic’s path to a 2020 US Open title could include a semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev under the tournament draw unveiled Thursday.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka reversed her decision to withdraw from the WTA Western and Southern Open semi-finals on Thursday, saying she will now play the match that has been rearranged for Friday.
US men’s doubles duo Bob and Mike Bryan announced the end of their legendary record-shattering tennis career on Thursday, just days before the US Open where they made their Grand Slam debut in 1995.
Defending champion Daniil Medvedev was eliminated by Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in a Wednesday quarter-final while Japan’s Naomi Osaka rallied to advance at the ATP and WTA Western and Southern Open.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won his 20th straight match of 2020 with a hard-fought 6-2, 6-4 victory over Tennys Sandgren at the Western and Southern Open in New York.
Serena Williams battled back from the brink against Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus on Monday, dominating a third-set tiebreaker to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open.
World number one Novak Djokovic withdrew from doubles Sunday at the Western and Southern Open in New York, citing neck pain.
For her or against her, former world number one Victoria Azarenka says fans in the stands are a key part of the tennis experience.
Britain’s Andy Murray made a triumphant ATP comeback Saturday, defeating Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-1 in his first match of 2020 at the Western and Southern Open.
Kim Clijsters suffered a US Open setback on Friday when she withdrew from the warm-up Western and Southern Open with an abdominal injury, just 10 days before the Grand Slam event gets underway.
World number one Novak Djokovic says he nearly skipped the US Open but plans to play the Grand Slam event despite COVID-19 concerns in part to chase tennis history.
Two players within the US Open bubble have been dropped from the ATP and WTA Western and Southern Open and sent into quarantine after contact with a COVID-19 positive individual.
Defending champions Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal, the ATP’s top-ranked doubles players, head the list of US Open men’s doubles entries announced Wednesday by the US Tennis Association.