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Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 24, 2020. Argentina's Guido Pella in action during his match against Italy's Fabio Fognini. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files(REUTERS)

Pella hits out at US Open organisers over COVID-19 protocols

NEW YORK | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Tournament organisers refused to divulge the identity of the player but Paire, who was removed from the draw on Sunday, later confirmed on social media that he had tested positive.
File image of Sumit Nagal.(File)
File image of Sumit Nagal.(File)

US Open: To be in NYC and not be able to walk around is so sad, writes Sumit Nagal

By Sumit Nagal
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 08:16 AM IST
If you break the bubble, there could be penalties which could also lead to the organisers disqualifying you. The rules are extreme here, but it makes sense, writes Sumit Nagal.
A generic shot of a tennis player's shadow during the match.(PA Images via Getty Images)
A generic shot of a tennis player's shadow during the match.(PA Images via Getty Images)

2 players out of Western & Southern Open after COVID contact

NEW YORK | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:29 AM IST
The Western & Southern Open issued a statement Wednesday announcing that the two players, who were not identified, were placed under quarantine and removed from the tournament field.
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.(AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.(AP)

No set guidelines for calling off US Open if COVID outbreak

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 09:39 AM IST
According to a 10½-page “Player Q&A Update” sent out this week by the USTA, “There are no guidelines available to determine what number (of positive tests) will compel” the cancellation of the U.S.Open or the tournament that will precede it at Flushing Meadows this month amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A general view of an empty stadium during the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.(Getty Images)
A general view of an empty stadium during the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.(Getty Images)

US Open still on, but USTA cancels other events

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 09:40 PM IST
USTA National Championships in certain junior age groups for singles and doubles are being scrapped.
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, fans walk outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, fans walk outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)(AP)

US Open to go ahead without fans, says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Los Angeles | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 09:45 AM IST
No professional tennis tournaments have been held since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left the sport’s calendar in tatters, and the shutdown will extend until August. T
Representational image.(Reuters)
Representational image.(Reuters)

US Tennis Association says best to not play now

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 06:02 PM IST
So the USTA wants players “to be patient in our return to the courts.” In the meantime, the group encouraged people to create what it termed “tennis-at-home” variations. The US Open is still scheduled to start August 31 in New York.
Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, is congratulated by Australia's John Millman.(AP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, is congratulated by Australia's John Millman.(AP)

‘Aussies & ball-tampering’: Federer’s opponent accused of altering ball condition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Australian Open 2020: Maria Sharapova’s former coach Sven Groeneveld, in a tweet, pointed out that Millman was captured rubbing two tennis balls on his wet t-shirt, which helps in speeding up the serve after it hits the ground.
US Open 2018 tennis will use 25-second serve clocks and timed warm-up during the main draw of the tournament.(Getty Images)
US Open 2018 tennis will use 25-second serve clocks and timed warm-up during the main draw of the tournament.(Getty Images)

US Open 2018 tennis to use 25-second serve clocks, timed warm-up in main draw

Associated Press, New York | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 01:03 PM IST
US Open 2018 will be implementing 25-second serve clocks and timed warm-up for the first time in the tennis tournament’s history.
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