US Open only tennis tourney still on track

With the U.S. Open scheduled to start in August, no decisions have been made to postpone the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 2, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning his Men's Singles final match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia on day 14 of the 2019 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens, N.Y., on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/TNS

NEW YORK — Two major tennis tournaments (along with every major sports event in general) has been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. But not the US Open.

On March 17, the French Open was postponed until late-September; on Wednesday Wimbledon was canceled as the WTA and ATP postponed their tours until at least July 13. The United States Tennis Association, however, said it does not plan to cancel or reschedule the August Grand Slam.

“We understand the unique circumstances facing the All England Lawn and Tennis Club and the reasoning behind the decision to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships,” USTA said in a statement posted to the US Open’s website. “At this time, the USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled, and we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament.

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