US Open

Halep: Strong Concerns About Playing In US Open

WASHINGTON, Jun 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Much of the conversation about whether or not there should be a US Open later this summer has focused on comments made by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Both have expressed reservations about […]

Stacey Allaster Named US Open Tournament Director

WHITE PLAINS, June 11, 2020 (US Open Press Release) The USTA today announced that Stacey Allaster, its Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, has been named Tournament Director of the US Open, effective immediately. Allaster becomes the first female Tournament Director in […]

US Open Without ‘Big Three’ Becoming More Likely

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine a 2020 US Open men’s draw with none of the “Big Three” — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. It could happen. First, Federer pulled the plug on the remainder of […]

Plenty Of Scenarios Being Discussed To Make US Open Happen

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine, a US Open with charter flights to ferry tennis players – and their limited “teams” – from Europe (Paris, Vienna, Frankfurt), South America (Buenos Aires) and the Middle East (Dubai) to New […]

A US Open In New York City? Maybe, But …

WASHINGTON, May 20 ,2020 (by Michael Dickens) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his support for a return of major pro sports – including the United States Open – in his state following its shutdown from the coronavirus outbreak on […]

What Is The Status Of The 2020 US Open?

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) During Friday afternoon’s Tennis Channel Live broadcast, Tennis Channel insider Jon Wertheim interviewed New York Times tennis correspondent Christopher Clarey about the disappointing but not surprising Covid-19 suspension extensions announced earlier in the day […]

US Open: USTA Talking About Contingency Plans

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) A New York Times story by Matthew Futterman, “For U.S. Open Tennis, Florida and California May Be Escape Hatches,” published in its Thursday print edition, presents a real picture of exactly what the […]

US Open Unlikely To Play Without Spectators

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) During a United States Tennis Association (USTA) news conference Thursday afternoon to announce a comprehensive suite of programs to support the tennis industry, which is battling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, USTA […]