World quantity seven Alexander Zverev has mentioned he’s nonetheless not sure about travelling to New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic to play within the US Open. Ladies’s world primary Ash Barty and her fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios have mentioned they have been skipping the hardcourt Grand Slam, which begins on Aug. 31 and might be performed with out spectators in a bio-secure ‘bubble’.
Zverev, who reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final on the Australian Open this 12 months, informed the Tennis Majors web site he was undecided. “I’ll see as a result of the state of affairs proper now within the U.S. isn’t that nice so I don’t know what we are going to determine with my workforce,” the 23-year-old added.
“I wish to play tournaments, however I feel the U.S. proper now could be slightly little bit of a humorous place.”
Zverev confronted criticism after a video appeared to point out him dancing in a crowded membership on the finish of June, quickly after he mentioned he would self-isolate after enjoying in Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour occasion, the place quite a few gamers examined optimistic for COVID-19.
“I feel simply see the way it develops over the subsequent few weeks, if the instances go up (in U.S.), how the travelling might be and if will probably be protected,” Zverev mentioned after defeating Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in Sunday’s closing to win the Final Tennis Showdown exhibition in France.
“I would to not go there if I don’t really feel protected, my workforce doesn’t really feel protected. I’m nonetheless fairly younger however all people that’s concerned with me possibly is slightly bit older they usually’re in additional hazard than I’m.”
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; enhancing by Peter Rutherford)