2020 cincinnati open mens entry list is out

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
I'd wait until the actual player publicly announces their intention to play, but it's clear that the event will go on.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
It has indeed been found that people who have recovered now have heart issues, so it's no laughing matter. It's a reality for some.

We can already give the trophy to Rafa, since Novak has contracted Covid, and thus soon his lungs will collapse, his heart explode and his penis shrivel to almost nothing.
 

NADALalot

Professional
It has indeed been found that people who have recovered now have heart issues, so it's no laughing matter. It's a reality for some.
But what about people who were asymptomatic? They have long-term issues too?
Djokovic and Coric didn't have to recover from anything, because they never had symptoms.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
Have the USO organisers bothered themselves with explaining to the public what happens with the USO if a player or a staff member tests positive at the so called Cincinnati tournament? I assume that it goes forward, but have they officially confirmed that they couldn't care less, or is it going to be: "oh, you found out, well, we are working on it"?

:cool:
 

Milanez82

Rookie
Cincinnati will award 1.8 million less to players, early rounds unchanged but winner will receive only 285 000 as opposed to 1.1 million last year

When are other tournaments going to follow?
 

McLovin

Legend
Ohio had 1,320 new cases yesterday and 38 deaths.

But yeah, go ahead and have these tournament and risk lives. Insanity.
While I agree w/ your sentiment, the Cincinnati Masters is being held at Flushing Meadows this year:

The Western & Southern Open is continuing to plan for the 2020 Tournament at the USTA's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Additional details surrounding the event have been revealed in advance of the joint ATP Tour and WTA event that is scheduled to begin in five weeks.
The one-time staging of the tournament in New York is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Western & Southern Open, which features an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA Premier 5, will take place Aug. 20-28, and is scheduled to be completed just before the US Open is held Aug. 31-Sept. 13 at the same venue.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
While I agree w/ your sentiment, the Cincinnati Masters is being held at Flushing Meadows this year:

The Western & Southern Open is continuing to plan for the 2020 Tournament at the USTA's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Additional details surrounding the event have been revealed in advance of the joint ATP Tour and WTA event that is scheduled to begin in five weeks.
The one-time staging of the tournament in New York is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Western & Southern Open, which features an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA Premier 5, will take place Aug. 20-28, and is scheduled to be completed just before the US Open is held Aug. 31-Sept. 13 at the same venue.
It will be held in NY
Ah ok that's a bit better but I just see so many things going wrong, so risky, so unnecessary.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Depends how tight they keep to the rules.
No line judges? No ball kids.
Proper social distancing, face masks etcetera for all involved.
No partying, mingling with the great unwashed.
If they want to earn they need to stick to the rules.
It can be done I believe.
 

red rook

Semi-Pro
Burkina Faso and Yemen.... not the United States. Like come on.

Also, I still laugh when people say it’s here to stay and we need to live with it. Some nations are near eradication like New Zealand. Just because the third world country that is the United States is so badly handling this doesn’t mean we must embrace a Covid world and sign a death warrant to all our elderly and vulnerable.
That is short sighted not to note how the US economy has a trickle down effect. I guess the world view for you is in the Capital and not District 12.

According to the UN, what is happening is actually affecting children, not the majority of coronavirus deaths which are >70 year-old folks, people who have gotten the chance to live a long life already.
 

netlets

Semi-Pro
Dimitrov said he still doesn't feel right a month later. If he isn't 100% I doubt he makes the trip. It could linger quite some time. Hopefully he feels well soon.
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
If they all are intend to play the French Open after the USO, they all should lose in early rounds. Otherwise it won't be possible for them to play as all who travel from the US will probably have to go into the 14 day quarantine in the EU.
 

WarriorRafa

Professional
Dont think Rafa will play the US Open, let alone Cincy. These lists are just a formality, we've seen Rafa make decisions to withdraw even after the draw was announced so this doesnt really mean anything. I dont expect him to play in the USA tbh.

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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
I'm inclined to that conclusion too.

Dont think Rafa will play the US Open, let alone Cincy. These lists are just a formality, we've seen Rafa make decisions to withdraw even after the draw was announced so this doesnt really mean anything. I dont expect him to play in the USA tbh.

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Dont think Rafa will play the US Open, let alone Cincy. These lists are just a formality, we've seen Rafa make decisions to withdraw even after the draw was announced so this doesnt really mean anything. I dont expect him to play in the USA tbh.

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I'm inclined to that conclusion too.
Why do you think Rafa won't play? Do you honestly think he is scared he might get c19? You really think they will be made to quarantine when they get to Europe?

I don't see why he would not play, especially when it is clear everyone else is?
 

McLovin

Legend
Dont think Rafa will play the US Open, let alone Cincy. These lists are just a formality, we've seen Rafa make decisions to withdraw even after the draw was announced so this doesnt really mean anything. I dont expect him to play in the USA tbh.
Agreed. Given how Dimitrov is saying how it has affected him, and seeing how many NFL players are choosing to sit out the 20-21 season, I think he'll err on the side of caution and not risk whatever remaining years he has on the tour.
I don't see why he would not play, especially when it is clear everyone else is?
Don't want to get into an argument about the finer points of the virus, except to say that it is still a huge unknown what any lingering affects might be. There may not be any past 6 months, there may be effects for years after. Bottom line is, we don't know. And if you're Rafa, on the verge of overtaking arguably the greatest player ever in the Major count category, why would you risk it?
 
Agreed. Given how Dimitrov is saying how it has affected him, and seeing how many NFL players are choosing to sit out the 20-21 season, I think he'll err on the side of caution and not risk whatever remaining years he has on the tour.

Don't want to get into an argument about the finer points of the virus, except to say that it is still a huge unknown what any lingering affects might be. There may not be any past 6 months, there may be effects for years after. Bottom line is, we don't know. And if you're Rafa, on the verge of overtaking arguably the greatest player ever in the Major count category, why would you risk it?
Yes, but he is playing the FO and other tourneys so I don't see how the USO would be any more of a risk. FO is even allowing some fans.
 

WarriorRafa

Professional
Why do you think Rafa won't play? Do you honestly think he is scared he might get c19? You really think they will be made to quarantine when they get to Europe?

I don't see why he would not play, especially when it is clear everyone else is?
Basically yeah, the reasons you mentioned. Dont think he'll take the risk. Also he's only been practicing on clay recently.

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McLovin

Legend
Yes, but he is playing the FO and other tourneys so I don't see how the USO would be any more of a risk. FO is even allowing some fans.
It's still TBD if he'll play the French, and he has almost 2 months before he has to make a decision, and for the most part, Europe has a handle on it. Right now, though, the US numbers are all over the place. Some states are trending up, some down. And some that were trending down a few weeks ago, are now trending up again. So who knows where NYC will be by September? Especially if schools & universities choose to open 'in person'?

Rafa has been very good at managing his body to this point. Yes, he's had some injuries, but he's shut himself down when he feels they will affect his output, and he's always bounced back. I highly doubt he'll risk his extremely limited future if he feels there's a risk involved, whether it's the virus or some other ailment.
 
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