The U.S. Open tournament is the first major event for tennis since the global coronavirus outbreak shut down the sport.
This year’s tournament at Flushing Meadows in New York City will be a lot different from events in the past. There will be no spectators in the stands and not all of the world’s top athletes are going to be participating over fears of contracting the virus.
Novak Djokovic is the best player going into the men’s side of the tournament. Rafael Nadal, last year’s winner, didn’t want to travel. while Roger Federer ended his season early after two knee operations.
Djokovic is coming off a victory at the Western & Southern Open and has yet to lose this year. He’s only three Grand Slam tournament titles behind Federer for the record. Djokovic has 17.
Men’s side of the singles tournament Details:
WHEN: Aug. 31-Sept. 13
PURSE: $53.4 million
2019: RAFAEL NADAL
Rafael Nadal won his fourth U.S. Open in 2019, defeating Daniil Medvedev in five sets. He won the fifth set, 6-4. It was also his second in three years.