According to several reports, the US Open will happen this year but with lots of changes – charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling, centralized housing, daily temperature checks.
The reported rules also include no spectators, fewer on-court officials, no locker-room access on practice days.
Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief executive for professional tennis revealed, “All of this is still fluid. We have made no decisions at all. We continue to be, I would say, 150% focused on staging a safe environment for conducting a U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on our dates. It’s all I wake up — our team wakes up — thinking about. The idea of an alternative venue, an alternative date … we’ve got a responsibility to explore it, but it doesn’t have a lot of momentum.