Djokovic says will play at US Open

August 14, 2020

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will compete at the August 31-September 13 US Open and the Western & Southern Open curtain-raiser, the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles said in a statement today. His decision will come as good news for the US Open organisers after several high-profile players, including former winners Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka, pulled out over issues related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

But it is also a U-turn from Djokovic after his June statements that competing at the 2020 US Open would be “impossible” due to “extreme” Covid-19 protocols for the tournament at Flushing Meadows. “I am happy to confirm that I will participate at the Western & Southern Open and US Open this year,” the 33-year old Serb said. — Reuters

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