2020 Western & Southern Open - ATP Men's Singles Thread - Tennis is returning

Winning?

  • Djokovic

    Votes: 31 40.3%
  • Medvedev

    Votes: 12 15.6%
  • Murray

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • Berrettini

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Thiem

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • Zverev

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Goffin

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Cilic

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Tsitsipas

    Votes: 9 11.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 6 7.8%

  • Total voters
    77

Atennisone

Hall of Fame
It's happening :love: :D :D :D
I even forgot when they draw tournament in atp tennis, but I presume its on sunday.


Djoko is obviously favourite, but I have a feeling he won't win both UO and Cincy, and if that's true he is likelier to spend less energy on Cincy.

Cincy will be played at the place as US Open, so the court may not be as fast, but Federer isn't playing anyway :laughing:
 
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It's happening :love: :D :D :D
I even forgot when they draw tournament in atp tennis, but I presume its on sunday.
Then I'll add a poll so we can see who is projected winner of Cincy.

Djoko is obviously favourite, but I have a feeling he won't win both UO and Cincy, and if that's true he is likelier to spend less energy on Cincy.

Cincy will be played at the place as US Open, so the court may not be as fast, but Federer isn't playing anyway :laughing:
God bless you my child, let the tournament take place
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.




@MichalSamulski

A total of 11 written press (all New York-based) and 3 photo agencies will be allowed to cover US Open on site under strict regulations incl. regular testing for COVID-19.
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
ESPN:

Person with access to USTA National Tennis Center tests positive for COVID-19
11:26 AM ET
  • Peter BodoESPN.com Staff Writer

An individual who has been authorized to access the USTA National Tennis Center, where the Western and Southern and US Opens will be contested starting on Saturday, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The individual, who is asymptomatic, has been advised to self-isolate for a period of at least 10 days.

The USTA did not divulge the identity of the person who tested positive or his or her role at the tournament. This is the first positive test recorded among the 1,400 administered thus far to Tier 1 individuals who will work or compete in the biosecure bubble created at the NTC by the USTA.

"The USTA has worked with the ATP Tour and WTA Tour to create a controlled environment for the 2020 Western & Southern Open and US Open," the USTA said in a statement issued on Tuesday. "The USTA, together with its medical advisors and infectious disease specialists from the Mount Sinai Health System, confirmed a positive test result for an individual."

The USTA has initiated contact tracing in order to discover how the individual contracted the coronavirus and to attempt to determine if the person has infected others.

The protocols for the US Open were created by the USTA Medical Advisory Group with input from local and state officials who signed off in June on the tennis organization's plans to stage the two-tournament event at the home of the US Open. That same group will be monitoring the event as a growing cohort of players assemble at the NTC and at specially designated hotels reserved exclusively for the use of the players and their entourages.

Both tournaments will be played without fans in attendance at the sprawling 46-acre site, most of which has been rearranged into an environment in which players and their support teams can spend large periods of time on-site with adequate social distancing as they practice, play, train, eat and relax.

Every individual who has been granted access to the site, including officials, broadcasters, catering personnel and the players and their entourages must submit to a USTA-approved COVID-19 test on site at least two days before first entering the grounds. They are all subsequently subject to periodic testing as the three-week-plus event unspools.

The Western and Southern Open begins on Saturday, with the US Open to start on Aug. 31, ending on Sept. 13.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
Kinda weird that its the day before and we don't have the draw.. Normally the qualifiers draw is out a week in advance.
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.




@HowardFendrich
2 players were dropped from the Western & Southern Open after tracing determined they were in contact with the one person who tested positive so far.
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
The Fearsome Four will all be competing! The new generation is ready to rock! :cool: I'm going with the Big Zed to win this tournament.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Quarter 1 includes:
Djoko, Goffin, Coric, FAA, Shapo, de Minaur, Cilic, Paire, Basil.

Quarter 2 includes:
MED, RBA, Khach, Garin, Fritz.

QUARTER 3 includes:
Berrettini, Tsitsi, Schwartz, Isner, Anderson, , Hurkacz, Opelka, Edmund.

QUARTER 4 includes:
Thiem, zverev, Rublev, Dimi, Murray, Raonic, Tiafoe, Querrey, Kraj, Hugo.


Q2 seems like the easiest quarter. Madlad has a great chance to make the semis.

Who you got for the quarters?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Quarter 1 includes:
Djoko, Goffin, Coric, FAA, Shapo, de Minaur, Cilic, Paire, Basil.

Quarter 2 includes:
MED, RBA, Khach, Garin, Fritz.

QUARTER 3 includes:
Berrettini, Tsitsi, Schwartz, Isner, Anderson, , Hurkacz, Opelka, Edmund.

QUARTER 4 includes:
Thiem, zverev, Rublev, Dimi, Murray, Raonic, Tiafoe, Querrey, Kraj, Hugo .


Q2 seems like the easiest quarter. Madlad has a great chance to make the semis.

Who you got for the quarters?
Victor plays tennis?:cool: Ugo just can’t get your respect!

You left out Dan Evans in that 4th quarter, a tough 1R for Rublev.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Victor plays tennis?:cool: Ugo just can’t get your respect!

You left out Dan Evans in that 4th quarter, a tough 1R for Rublev.
You know I did Hugo on purpose just to get your attention, right? :p:p
Good point about Evans, but I'm not seeing him as a quarter threat. Of course I'll raise a pint with him at the pub in shame if I'm wrong. (Which is a risky promise as I hate warm brown British beer.)
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
It's happening :love: :D :D :D
I even forgot when they draw tournament in atp tennis, but I presume its on sunday.


Djoko is obviously favourite, but I have a feeling he won't win both UO and Cincy, and if that's true he is likelier to spend less energy on Cincy.

Cincy will be played at the place as US Open, so the court may not be as fast, but Federer isn't playing anyway :laughing:
Epic fail with this thread title, see post above.:unsure:
 
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