Novak Djokovic calls guidelines for return of US Open ‘excessive’ for gamers

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While many sports activities are looking for methods to return to motion, measures relating to the comeback of tennis are nonetheless unknown. Football has already returned in a number of international locations, MMA is up and operating, cricket has introduced its future schedule, Racing can also be set to renew however the way forward for tennis continues to be unknown. The novel coronavirus has disrupted the plans for the remaining three grand slams and it seems just like the ATP is making an attempt their greatest to carry the US Open.

However, the highest gamers aren’t agreeing with the measures the tennis authorities want to undertake to restart the sport. Tennis greats Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been vocal about their displeasure relating to the matter.

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World primary Djokovic, who has received the US Open 3 times, expressed his displeasure on the measures prompt for the return of the grand slam. He mentioned that the foundations are excessive and the ideas made are actually rigorous.

“Just yesterday I had a phone dialog with the leaders of world tennis, there have been talks in regards to the continuation of the season, largely in regards to the US Open due in late August, however it isn’t identified whether or not it is going to be held,” Djokovic advised Prva TV tv and quoted by Blic on-line every day.

“The guidelines that they advised us that we must respect to be there, to play in any respect, they’re excessive.”

“We wouldn’t have entry to Manhattan, we must sleep in accommodations on the airport, to be examined twice or 3 times per week.

“Also, we might convey one individual to the membership which is actually inconceivable.

“I imply, you want your coach, then a health coach, then a physiotherapist.

“All their ideas are actually rigorous however I can perceive that attributable to monetary causes, attributable to already current contracts, organisers (need the occasion to be) held. We will see what is going to occur.”

Going a step additional, Nadal mentioned he would decline the supply to play at US Open if it was supplied to him at the moment.

“We can’t resume till the scenario is totally secure and honest by way of well being in that every one gamers, wherever they arrive from, can journey and play tournaments in secure circumstances,” Nadal advised reporters in a video convention name.

“If you advised me to play the US Open at the moment, I’d say ‘no’.

“In a number of months, I don’t know. I hope so. We have to attend for individuals to return to regular life. And when it does, wait to see how the virus evolves.”


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