Serena’s Coach Not Sure How The US Open Can Happen
by Staff | July 1st, 2020, 11:54 pm

With coronavirus cases back on the upswing in the U.S., doubt of the US Open happening is gaining momentum.

Serena Williams is among the big players who have stated their excitement to play the event. And the American has a lot at stake in her continued chase for an elusive 24th Grand Slam title.

But her longtime coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, isn’t convinced the event will even happen.

“With what’s happening at the moment in the US, with the number of cases of COVID-19 going higher and higher every day, I don’t think how that can happen,” he told Sky Sports.

“From outside, it looks a bit crazy to try to make it happen. So, I don’t know if it’s a good move.

“I wouldn’t say that if the situation was more stable like it is in Europe, then it’s a different story. But in the US and especially in New York and around New York is… I mean, the number of cases is increasing incredibly. So, I don’t know how reasonable that is to try to make it happen. And I don’t know if last minute the governor of New York will decide to cancel it because of course health first.”

While cases are climbing, the death rate in the U.S. hasn’t followed in suit. And there is still nearly two months before first ball in New York City.

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21 Comments for Serena’s Coach Not Sure How The US Open Can Happen

Okiegal Says:

The NYC mayor said the USO would go on as scheduled but without spectators. .All fans will have to be content with watching It on TV, which won’t change anything for me. It will be weird watching without the noise. Festivals and gatherings won’t be allowed in NYC either, with the exception of BLM mob gatherings……….Pfft….

Alison Hodge Says:

Hi Okie, I think they are on a hiding to nothing ….

Okiegal Says:

Hi Al……..I don’t know what will happen….but this is the biggest mess ever. Since I’m old, I guess I’ll never get to go and do anything….😩😩😩

Alison Hodge Says:

Okie i really couldnt care less about tennis right now, and think that the USO and RG are both a huge mistake, and shouldnt go ahead, i really think they should call time on the season, some players are itching to play, which is their choice, other posters might disagree with me ,which is their perogative, i just think some things are way more important, STAY SAFE MY FRIEND XX ….

Alison Hodge Says:

Just wanted to post this, as i think we could all do with a laugh, Wogboy if your reading ,i know your a fan ,so enjoy Only Fools and Horses :-)

Okiegal Says:

@Alison…… I think tennis is one of the sports that could be managed in a safe manner…..after all, they are at a safe distance. But to each his own, it’s a person’s personal choice to adhere to the rules. I do wear a mask and stay away from people who don’t. I go out very little…..but can I live this lifestyle forever??? A vaccine seems to be what everyone is waiting on, so we will have to wait and see how that plays out….. I’m considered the “older set”, so I will take heed and play it safe. I’m also taking vitamins to build up my immune system. Don’t know if that will help or not, but don’t think it will hurt anything either. Be safe, my friend!! 😘😘😷😷

Alison Hodge Says:

Okie true enough my friend, although the two biggest stars will be missing, Federes not playing , and its looking unlikely that Nadal will either, Nole will be salivating, not that he really needs much motivation, it will be a strange USO this year ….

Ahfi Says:

@Alison Hodge: Totally agree with you. I’ve been saying they should call everything off. If it’s about helping players financially, they should just pay them like Wimbledon is doing. Totally unnecessary. Not worth anybody’s health. There’s nothing wrong with taking 9 months’ rest. We’ve been running and running and running…Let’s take a little break!

chrisford1 Says:

I’m not sure terming Fedal, “the two biggest stars” is still operative. There are 3 big stars.
The #1 player of the last decade, Novak, has earned that spot at the table of the present legends.
Wog Boy, saw the Melbourne mask order after the bug is flaring up all over Asia, again. Be safe, the Wuhan virus risk isn’t high for healthy younger people, but masks work!

Alison Hodge Says:

Novak will probably go down as the best player ever etc etc, and ive no doubt hes very popular, but win or lose Federer and Nadal are still the biggest draw in tennis terms, and the USO will feel strange without them ….

Alison Hodge Says:

I Think we could all do with some light relief, so heres a clip from TVs Rush Hour, short but very funny

Wog Boy Says:

CF1, thanks mate, it’s all good in Sydney and NSW and rest of the states and territories, it’s Melbourne and Victoria where it flared up and there is a reason.
While the other states didn’t allow or strongly discouraged BLM protests due to pandemics, Labor government in Victoria and their autocratic leader and Premier Andrews did the opposite. They almost organised BLM protests in Melbourne and they got what they asked for.

There are zero cases in other states and territories and few in NSW (Sydney).

Most importantly, Australia had 112 deaths just few weeks ago and today is 122, not really increase to worry about but we sealed the Victorian border, NSW and Queensland have open borders, just in case not to let those “communists” from the south infiltrating our state😉
I was watching news the other night and they said to this words “Tragic day in Melbourne, three people died from virus”. and then added “Two people were in their’80s and one in her ‘90s”!?
I told my wife “For God sake, they died from the old ages, simple cold would push them over the line”!
As long as someone tested positive to virus they are going to list him as “died from corona” regardless if it was kidney failure, already damaged lungs, liver failure, old ages or simply it was his time go.

In Australia every day 440 people dies, less than 1 (ONE) is from Wuhan virus, in Australia 902 people died from flu last year, 122 died from corona so far this year, really?!
If I am to be that less than 1 (one) a day that died from corona (which is also questionable looking at the age of those who died and their underlying health problems before contracting virus), well so be it.

The thing that mostly confuses me and made me not to trust all this BS and putting in lockdown entire World is huge difference in the numbers of infected and dead in Asia and Australia and Western countries, we are not talking about small margin, we are talking about 100 times more deaths and infections in the West than Asia and Australia, while in this part of the World the death rate is in single digits Or just above per 1M population in Western Europe and America is literally in hundreds.
The legit question is, are the westerners so weak, unhealthy and with such bad immune system compare to Asians and Australia or simply someone is messing up with numbers, everyone is free to form their own opinion.

To clarify, virus exists, it’s contagious but nowhere near to justify shutting down entire World and it’s economy, there is another reason for doing that.

Wog. Boy Says:

As for Nole, he said last week that his intentions are to play both, Cincinnati and USO, as long as there is no 14 days quarantine, whether in America or on his return to Europe.
He said that negative test on arrival should be sufficient, he left it to ATP to sort it out.
He is in Marbella atm, practicing on HC.

Wog Boy Says:

I have to make one correction when it comes to virus escalation in Victoria, I miss to state that everything started when security guards in five star Melbourne hotel had a “good” time with some travellers who were in 14 days isolation/quarantine, nobody told them that they are not supposed to be intimate with people in quarantine, security company was contracted by Victorian government, it was the cheapest bidder, now they will have 3 million dollars inquiry into this debacle.

j-kath Says:

I hope some kind of Tennis continues – even if it is without an audience. As for numbers of Covit-19
the USA is outstanding – but not in a good way….Trump seems to be practising the “herd” concept and then claims to have the best outcomes across the world…..I’ve got a sore neck from shaking my head.

Django Says:

How can the US figures be outstanding?
According to latest figures the UK is outstanding.

If you look at the deaths per population
the US has 144,000 death and population is 330 million
the UK has 45,000 deaths per 68 million population.

j-kath Says:

Hi Django: I’m fine with your comment. All 4 of the nations of the UK mucked up at the outset of the management of the C-19….hence high numbers (40% came from Care Homes which were sacrificed in favour of the NHS needs). As UK goes forward we are still at risk by “opening up” too fast, especially in England with the need to save something of the economy. We are listed as N0. 10 worst in Worldmeters.

As for the US: C-19 arrived later in the cycle. Currently you are listed as No.1:
Total Cases 4,028.733
Deaths: 144,958
Recovered: 1,886,778
Active: 1,996,007
INDIA: Population 1,281,935,911 – listed No. 3
CHINA: Population 1,379,302,771 – listed No. 26

Overall: Boris Johnstone has a very low approval rate for his handling of C-19. Donald Trump has created total disbelief on several occasions. In the last 72 hours both of them seem to have experienced a personality make-over. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a vaccine – before 2021.

chrisford1 Says:

Certain groups within many nations have always viewed wars and pandemics as “great opportunities” to gain wealth or power. This one is no different as DEATHS!! DEATHS! are used as a bludgeon against conservative governments and making money from miracle cures and devices that they claim “help people”!
Any deaths are supposed to be the fault of a leader who “failed to save” people. Stop spread. And if only they are replaced, the golden healing rays coming from a Biden, a Corbyn will save everyone. Companies line up to get trillions in welfare, miracle ventilators that helped kill 90% of patients put on them are made with 10s of billions spent. People are misled that if they bunker in for 1,5, 10 years until it is perfectly safe or a miracle vaccine arrives, is a workable strategy. Voters are deceived into thinking economic, education system collapse is “worth it if we save just one child’s life”. Teachers unions hoping for a year off fully paid are actually arguing that opening up schools is not worth it if it causes the death of one teacher or child and we should wait for a miracle vaccine. (Ignoring miniscule fatalities among kids and teachers or any similar adults under 55)
This is the Marxist deceit of using people’s own belief that life is precious and worth any massive revolution or institutional change or destroyed nation.
A map of the 1918 flu shows the same spread. Same modern connected nations hit, backward areas less affected. Nothing to do with “leader’s failures”.
50 million to 80 million fatalities out of a global population of then 1.5 billion in 1918, and the deaths were of young people that were far more important to a functioning society than seniors “in the checkout line”. That would be 260-390 million deaths extrapolated to today.
But there was no move back then to incite national panic, bray that differing death rates between say the UK and Australia are proof UK government is terrible, destroy the industrial and financial structure of nations, or cook statistics to let people think the current pandemic is worse than it actually is (like Wog Boy, I think the stats are being cooked by ruling elites on a power grab). The Western scientists and medical experts now admitting they lied about the value of masks is highly troubling. Who paid them to push that lie, to support whose political line?
To me, tennis is important, so is reopening schools and doing what is necessary to end lockdown to ensure we don’t screw ourselves for 5-10 years of 20% unemployment and loss of liquidity in pension plans.
Tennis reopening is a bellweather like opening schools is a bellweather and I wish we could discuss more tennis news. But all pro sports are tied to the Wuhan virus and the OH NO! More cases! hysteria the Globalists media organs pump out.
NYC is committed to restart USTA tennis at Flushing Meadows, a good thing, but part of that reason why is Wuhan has already picked most of the low hanging fruit (the vulnerable seniors and medically fragile of other ages) in NYC Metro.
Hope Rafa comes but I doubt it.

Django Says:

Great Spanish flu map.
I hope this virus burns out in the next year with herd immunity. I know five people who had Covid and two of them died. One 67 and the other 75 both with underlying conditions. I had direct contact with the 67 year old and quarantined . After 1-3 million doses of vax has been administered I will consider it.
Bring on the tennis, audience or not!

Wog Boy Says:

Latest example how PC went too far.

After 20 years of campaigning by some (not all) indigenous people against the “COON” cheese name (biggest producer of cheddar cheese in Australia) they finally succeeded in banning the name due to derogatory meaning of word “coon”, even the cheese was named after American who invented it, it was his surname and has nothing to do with Australia or Australian indigenous people.

What’s is next, the people with surname “Black”, “Brown” or “Coon” will have to change their surnames?

I know, nothing to with tennis, but there is no tennis anyway, so Sean might as well start cooking or woodworking blog, he’ll have more followers, I vote for woodworking blog😁

Wog Boy Says:

Me again, just to clarify, it wasn’t court decision, it was Saputo, Canadian parent company that decided to retire the name because, quote:

“We believe we all share in the responsibility to eliminate racism in all its forms and we feel this is an important step we must take to uphold this commitment.”

“COON” is famous Australian cheese brand that is no longer Australian, bought by Canadians, they made executive decision to retire the name.
Well done Canadians, as true globalists, you are making decisions about something you haven’t invented even majority of the people who invented it were and are against retiring the name.

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