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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