"Tennis is starting to find its way back. Although the safety and health of all involved remain a priority, we hope to be able to preserve this calendar and produce a strong season finale. In relation to international travel policies or decisions of national governments on sporting events.
A strict protocol for safety and social distancing will also be in force," these are the words with which ATP president Andrea Gaudenzi presented the new ATP schedule, which remains subject to changes
ATP Schedule for the rest of 2020
August 22nd: Western and Southern Open (New York)
August 31st: US Open (New York)
September 8th: Kitzbühel
September 14th: International BNL of Italy (Rome)
September 21st: Hamburg European Open (Hamburg)
September 27th: Roland Garros (Paris)
October 12th: St.
October 19th: Antwerp
October 19th: VTB Kremlin Cup (Moscow)
October 26th: Erste Bank Open (Vienna)
November 2nd: Rolex Paris Masters (Paris)
November 9th: Sofia
November 15th: ATP Finals (London) Novak Djokovic will play the Western and Southern Open and the US Open 2020.
The Serb, number 1 in the world announced it with a note via social media. Nole goes so against the tide compared to other players, who have already given up playing the two tournaments on concrete in the Flushing Meadows bubble.
Among these the world number 2 Rafael Nadal, but also Roger Federer, who is recovering after the knee surgery, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Djokovic will start first at the Western & Southern Open, the first Masters 1000 of this season interrupted at the end of February, scheduled for August 22 on the fields of New York, and then go hunting for his 18th Slam from August 31 to September 13 with the US Open.
This is Nole's announcement on social media: "I am very happy to announce that I will be at the start of the Cincinnati Masters and the US Open - we read -. It was not a simple decision, with so many obstacles and challenges to overcome on all sides.
but the prospect of returning to compete makes me very happy. I can't wait to play." Djokovic had ended up in the eye of the storm at the beginning of the summer after having tested positive at Covid together with his wife and other tennis players (including Dimitrov and Coric), all protagonists of the Adria Tour, a tournament organized by the number 1 in the world in which the security protocols had not been respected, also due to the rather soft restrictions in place in host states such as Serbia and Croatia.