The ATP Tour has been on suspension since March, which has led to a whole change within the tennis calendar.
The U.S. Open is planning to run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 in New York. Wimbledon canceled the occasion totally as a result of it was unable to money in on an insurance coverage coverage. However the French Open, which generally runs from late Could to early June, has been postponed to Sept. 26. Which means there will probably be solely two weeks between the majors, which places plenty of strain on the gamers.
First off, many gamers prefer to have a break between majors if they will. Within the present schedule, there will probably be Masters occasions in between. Secondly, the majors are on two totally different surfaces — exhausting courts for the U.S. Open and clay courts for the French Open. Many gamers who will not be clay-court specialists prefer to play in a number of clay courtroom “tune-up” tournaments earlier than the foremost to get used to it. This schedule doesn’t actually permit that chance.
That’s why Toni Nadal, the uncle/longtime former coach of Rafael Nadal, calls the 2020 schedule “unrealistic” and says Rafa may miss one of many occasions.
“I’ve spoken to Rafa, and he’s doubting which tournaments to play,” Toni advised ESPN Deportes.
“The schedule is unrealistic, particularly for veteran gamers, who can’t compete for therefore many weeks in a row.
“I feel it’s a bit ugly what the ATP has completed. This resolution is completely towards gamers like Rafa and Novak Djokovic.”
Roger Federer has gained probably the most majors in males’s singles tennis with 20, whereas Nadal is one behind and Djokovic is at 17. Rafa is the defending champion for each the U.S. and French Opens and won’t defend his title at one, which might in all probability be the U.S. Open contemplating his historic dominance at Roland Garros.
All three gamers are competing to win probably the most majors in historical past, so this schedule shouldn’t be wherever close to favorable towards that pursuit.