Tennis in New York: the Green light for the US Open

Boris Becker was immediately impressed. "Bravo!", the German Tennis-Heroe commented via Twitter, in a nutshell, as soon as the first reliable reports about th

Tennis in New York: the Green light for the US Open

Boris Becker was immediately impressed. "Bravo!", the German Tennis-Heroe commented via Twitter, in a nutshell, as soon as the first reliable reports about the scheduling of the US Open, had appeared in the Internet. After months of stalemate, after the laying of the French Open, and the cancellation of Wimbledon, the sport of tennis a Grand Slam climax.

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On Monday, the host decided to end the American tennis Association, the USTA, the tournament in New York, as planned, unsubscribe. Without the Fans, and under strict hygiene conditions, but still on time by the 31. August. It is planned that the players will be accommodated in an airport Hotel, and almost no access to Manhattan should have. And even before the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday to approve the project, arrived promptly the first reactions from the tennis scene.

the assessment of the decision was not everywhere positive. Instead, it was apparently what was already entered in the past few weeks, become more and more evident: In the camp of the players has formed an opposition group. And it is striking that the dividing line runs between critics and proponents of the US Open, the concept presented at least in Parts of the world rank list. While in the posterior regions of the ranking list, many of the players showed done to the target host an official competition, belong to the Topkräfte for women and men to voice their displeasure about the specific circumstances of the event.

the list of those who had spoken last at least skeptical of the plans of the US Open, is long and illustrious. Among other things, the announcement that players will be allowed to nominate for the duration of the tournament only one Person as a companion, came across many. Especially the top executives, who are already used to working with an entire Entourage of trainers and supervisors to maximize their performance.

Germany's top player, Alexander Zverev stressed that the players "will not feel, under these circumstances, in the environment of the tournament". The Austrian Dominic Thiem, the Australian Open Finalist, and currently the number three in the world, agreed with him, and even announced: "Some of the circumstances needed to change, so it makes sense there to compete."

Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 16:19

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