Tennis star Rafa Nadal will not be defending his title at US Open amid pandemic

Refering to the confounded idea of the world under the pandemic, Rafael Nadal has selected not to protect his US Open title in the not so distant future in Flushing Meadows, New York. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Nadal stated: “I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it.”

In excess of 155,000 Americans are known to have passed on from the virus, and the loss of life is anticipated to arrive at 173,000 by August 22, as per a new composite figure from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nadal is a four-time US Open winner and has gathered 19 grand slam singles titles, one behind Roger Federer, who will likewise miss the US Open with a knee injury.

The USTA reported Tuesday that Novak Djokovic has entered the men’s singles field for the 2020 Open, booked for August 31-September 13 in New York. In any case, those players on the passage rundown may not really challenge the US Open, with numerous players yet to settle on a ultimate conclusion on whether they will play.

On the section list with three-time US Open champion Djokovic were six other men from the world’s best 10, eminently Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev, who was a US Open finalist in 2019. On the women’s side, Ashleigh Barty has just declared she won’t play at the US Open.

Guarding champion Bianca Andreescu is in the women’s field, alongside Simona Halep – a double cross grand slam champion – just as six-time US Open winner Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, the 2018 winner of the New York tournament.