Novak Djokovic says he’ll contend in US Open as shielding ladies’ champ Bianca Andreescu quits


Tennis star Novak Djokovic reported Thursday that he will play in the 2020 US Open, under two months after he said he tried positive for the coronavirus. The news came the equivalent day ruling ladies’ singles champ Bianca Andreescu quit the opposition and longer than seven days after 2019 men’s champ Rafael Nadal pulled out due to the coronavirus — leaving both of the Open’s singles titles undefended this year.

“I’m glad to affirm that I’ll take an interest at #CincyTennis and #USOpen this year,” tweeted Djokovic. “It was anything but a simple choice to make with all the deterrents and difficulties on numerous sides, however the possibility of contending again makes me truly energized.”

Djokovic, who has been the US Open’s men’s singles champ multiple times, declared he tried positive for the infection in June after numerous players who partook in his cause competition were additionally tainted. In an announcement at that point, Djokovic said both he and his significant other had tried positive for the ailment, however that their children’s outcomes returned negative.

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In April, the competitor said he was against immunization and didn’t care for being compelled to get a coronavirus antibody to be permitted to play, if an immunization is created. He repeated the announcement days after yet included he would keep a “receptive outlook” regarding the matter.

While Djokovic will play, Andreescu joined the developing rundown of players who have quit the 2020 rivalry.

“After numerous conversations with those nearest to me, I have settled on the troublesome choice not to come back to New York this year,” the dominant singles champion declared via web-based networking media. “I have made this stride so as to concentrate on my match wellness and guarantee that I return prepared to play at my most elevated level. The US Open triumph a year ago has been the high purpose of my vocation up to this point and I will miss not being there.”

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She proceeded with that “the unexpected difficulties, including the Covid pandemic” traded off her capacity to “plan and contend to the degree important to play at my most significant level.”

The 2020 US Open is set to occur from August 31 to September 13 in Queens, New York. Fans won’t be in participation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in June.

The United States Tennis Association “will avoid potential risk to secure players and staff, including strong testing, extra cleaning, additional storage space, and committed lodging and transportation,” Cuomo tweeted at that point.

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