Britain’s Andy Murray expects a number of the prime male gamers to comply with girls’s world primary Ash Barty in skipping subsequent month’s U.S. Open in New York because of considerations over the coronavirus pandemic.
Australian Barty mentioned on Thursday she was not snug travelling to america amid the pandemic for the hardcourt Grand Slam, which begins on Aug. 31.
“I’ve heard a number of the prime male gamers aren’t going to play. I’d count on that might be the case,” former world primary Murray advised British media.
“It’s everybody’s private resolution. In the event that they don’t really feel secure, and don’t really feel snug, travelling and going there and placing themselves and their group at an elevated danger, then it’s fully comprehensible.”
Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams have all entered the Aug. 20-28 Western & Southern Open in New York, which was relocated from Cincinnati this 12 months due to COVID-19 and can function a tune-up for the U.S. Open.
Each tournaments might be performed with out followers in attendance with organisers United States Tennis Affiliation planning to arrange a strict bio-security ‘bubble’ to attenuate the chance of contracting the novel coronavirus.
“The entire gamers could have some reservations and it’s whether or not or not you are feeling snug taking that danger,” Murray mentioned on the Battle Of The Brits Staff Tennis occasion.
“Like I mentioned the opposite day, my feeling is as soon as we’re inside that bubble they created, we might be okay. It’s extra the worldwide journey, and getting there which I might be a bit involved about it.”
Murray has beforehand mentioned he was nonetheless “apprehensive” about travelling to New York however he’s mentally getting ready for the Grand Slam.