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Covid-19: US Open promises consultation over change, Wimbledon to go ahead after French Open postponement

  • Mar 18, 2020
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The French Open postponement put the Great Court Courts peace one week after the US Open final and led to clashes with the ATP Championships in Metz, St. Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai, as well as WTA events in Guangzhou Seoul, Tokyo, and Wuhan.US  Open organisers responded to their French Open counterparts' decision to move the tennis tournament to September with a statement indirectly criticizing unilateral changes to the Grand Slam schedule.In a move that stunned the world of tennis, the organizers of the French Open today postponed the clay court championship in Roland Garros from May to September 20 to October 20. 4- Because of the pandemic of coronavirus.The change put the championship a week after the US Open final. United States This results in clashes with ATP Championships in Metz, Saint Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai, as well as WTA events in Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo and Wuhan.The American Tennis Association (USTA) said that there are currently no plans to change the schedule from August 25 to September 13 the US Open and highlighted that no potential changes will be made until after consulting with other interested parties."As the world approaches, we realize that such a decision should not be made unilaterally," the statement said."Therefore, the USTA will only do this in full consultation with other Grand Slam championships, WTA and ATP, ITF and our partners, including the Laver Cup."The Laver Cup exhibition team, promoted by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, was due to take place from September 25 to 27 in Boston, but will now face the scheduled French Open.Wimbledon tournament organisers said they are still continuing to work on the understanding that Grand Slam grassland stadiums will begin on June 29, while Australian Open tournament organizers continue to work toward the usual start of January for the 2021 version.The ATP Men's Tour, the Women's ATP Tour, and the International Tennis Federation have yet to publicly respond to the move, but some players have turned to social media to criticize the lack of counseling.Canadian Vasek Pospisil, a member of the ATP Players Council, criticized the FFT decision as "selfish" and "arrogant".Post on Twitter: "My problem with the RG decision is the process it was performed in." "The tour should work together if the job is right. Now more than ever."The organizers of the Korean Open tennis tournament said they had not yet heard from the ATP about the effects of the French Open Movement in the tournament, which was to be held in Seoul on September 21 and 27."We are still in talks to adjust the schedule of the Korea Open, but nothing has been decided yet," an official told Reuters. "The schedule will likely change based on adjustments in the ATP calendar."The coronavirus has infected more than 190,000 people and killed more than 7,500 people worldwide.The sport closed in most parts of the world as the ATP Tour announced the suspension and cancellation of the six-week events for the WTA Tour until May 2.The ITF has also suspended all its events, including the new Fed Cup finals next month in Budapest.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

Novak Djokovic outlives Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open to win nineteenth major

  • Jun 14, 2021
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Novak Djokovic returned right subsequent to dropping the initial two sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the French Open last Sunday for his nineteenth Grand Slam title. Djokovic's second prize at Roland Garros moves him one significant title away from tying the men's record of 20 shared by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. It additionally puts ruling Australian Open boss Djokovic most of the way to a schedule year Grand Slam, something no man has achieved since Rod Laver in 1969. Also Read: Sushil Kumar looks for high-protein diet and enhancements in prison: Files request in the midst of homicide allegationThe 34-year-old Djokovic wiped out 13-time French Open hero Nadal in an elimination round that endured over four hours Friday night. That may be the reason the 22-year-old Tsitsipas had the high ground early, and Djokovic looked depleted for two sets. At last, however, he began committing less errors, got his best-in-the-game returning on target, served impeccably down the stretch and had the option to finish his 6th profession rebound from two puts down — and second of the previous week. In reality, the International Tennis Federation said Djokovic — who followed 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti two sets to none in the fourth round — is the primary man in the expert period to win a Grand Slam competition after twice confronting a 2-0 deficiency in sets. Experience might have been a factor, as well. Also Read: UEFA Euro 2020 OPENING MATCH TODAY, ITALY VURSUS TURKEY: When and Where to observeThis was the primary significant last for Tsitsipas and 29th for Djokovic, who additionally won the French Open in 2016, alongside nine titles at the Australian Open, five at Wimbledon and three at the U.S. Open. Of comparably much, if not more, importance to a definitive result Sunday: Djokovic entered the day with a 34-10 record in five-setters — including a men's-record 31 successes in Grand Slam matches of that length — while Tsitsipas was 5-4. On a bright and windy evening, with the temperature moving toward 80 degrees Fahrenheit (more than 25 degrees Celsius), Tsitsipas required a little more than 100 minutes to get a major lead Sunday. In any case, the steady and capable Djokovic didn't stop, getting early breaks in every one of the last three sets.Picture Credit: nbcnews.com