Roger Federer will not be at the US Open and the French Open 2020, but the Swiss Maestro talked about the two Slams and what could happen. To date, we are still unable to say with absolute certainty whether the next edition of the US Open will be held or not.
However, the Mallorcan Rafael Nadal will defend the title, who last year defeated the young Daniil Medvedev with the score 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4. USA, a country without a shadow of a doubt hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic in the world, the deaths have reached the incredible figure of 150 thousand, while the confirmed cases are well over 4 million.
Impressive numbers, which cannot fail to cast serious doubts on the resumption of the circuit, planned precisely in the States. The initial Washington tournament, by the way, has already been canceled. Meanwhile Roger Federer will have to skip all the rest of 2020 after the second surgery on hi sright knee.
He will come back in 2021, for the next edition of the Australian Open. This season he played only the Melbourne Slam, losing in the semifinal against eventual champion Novak Djokovic and the Match for Africa 6 with Rafael Nadal, before his first surgery on his right knee.
In an interview with the Swiss television channel SRF, former world number Roger Federer talked about this topic.
Roger Federer: "I hope everything will come back as before"
Talking about the New York Slam, Roger Federer said: “If tennis starts again, it will be from the US Open.
There we will understand what could happen. I recently spoke to the organizers and they told me they will make a decision after mid-August. It will be interesting" The Swiss, who in recent weeks has always said he is certain that the absence of spectators would have a negative impact on the tennis world, added: "The Roland Garros has announced that there will be at least half crowd.
This is incredible, but it is also a positive thing. We are experiencing months and weeks that are particularly uncertain for our sport. I hope that sooner or later everything will return as before." Following the cancellation of the Citi Open in Wasington, the ATP calendar should start again from August 22 with the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, the first event of this category to be staged in 2020.
Following the aforementioned Us Open, then the Kitzbuhel Generali Open, the events in Madrid and Rome and finally the Roland Garros, postponed from spring to autumn.