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The US Open has released a statement on its schedule with regard to the Cornavirus pandemic, which leaves room for the tournament to make changes if it deems necessary.

Tennis Express

“The USTA is continuing to plan for the 2020 US Open and is not at this time implementing any changes to the schedule,” the tournament said in a statement.

“These are unprecedented times, though, and we are assessing all of our options, including the possibility of moving the tournament to a later date. At a time when the world is coming together, we recognize that such a decision should not be made unilaterally, and therefore the USTA would only do so in full consultation with the other Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP, the ITF and our partners, including the Laver Cup.”


Earlier on Tuesday, the French Tennis Federation announced that it would be moving Roland Garros to a September 20 start date, which means that the tournament would begin just six days after the men’s singles final in New York.

Some, including Simona Halep's current coach Darren Cahill, took the opportunity to both praise the US Open and reprimand Roland Garros for today's decisions. Many believe that the FFT acted unilaterally in their decision to move Roland Garros.


But with the Coronavirus pandemic still growing across the globe, it is unknown which events will need to be rescheduled. There are currently over 197,000 confirmed cases of the virus worldwide, and the US has over 6,000

Earlier on Tuesday Wimbledon also released a statement, presumably in response to the Roland Garros news.



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