New York, New Jersey visitors must quarantine. USO?

zipplock

Professional
Not sure Rafa plays this one given how brutal the schedule is. I could honestly see him giving serious consideration to sitting out the entire North American hardcourt portion and focusing on the European clay. Especially when he's saying that he wasn't able to practice/play for several months and only recently started practicing again, but only doing like an hour or so sessions.
1. Was mentioned in jest. I have no idea who would be in the draw, let alone have the advantage.
2. I don't believe for a second he hasn't been practicing. Not one second.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
1. Was mentioned in jest. I have no idea who would be in the draw, let alone have the advantage.
2. I don't believe for a second he hasn't been practicing. Not one second.
He literally said it himself. He mentioned that he lives in an apartment type situation with no courts on the property. He said he only recently started playing again and that he's only really playing about an hour a day. I don't see how or why he would feel the need to lie about that. I mean the tour is shut down, so it can't be a gamesmanship ploy.

 
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zipplock

Professional
He literally said it himself. He mentioned that he lives in an apartment type situation with no courts on the property. He said he only recently started playing again and that he's only really playing about an hour a day. I don't see how or why he would feel the need to lie about that. I mean the tour is shut down, so it can't be a gamesmanship ploy.
It's Nadal. EVERYTHING is about gamesmanship.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
He literally said it himself. He mentioned that he lives in an apartment type situation with no courts on the property. He said he only recently started playing again and that he's only really playing about an hour a day. I don't see how or why he would feel the need to lie about that. I mean the tour is shut down, so it can't be a gamesmanship ploy.
Rafa was spending the quarantine in an 8,000 square foot mansion, not "an apartment type situation." And satellite images clearly showed not just one tennis court on the 14 acre compound, but multiple courts. Djokovic and Fed also lied, claiming they weren't practicing either, when both were. Why do they lie? Why do you think? These are elite athletes where even a 1% advantage mentally or physically... is huge. Gamesmanship is ENORMOUS with Nadal!
 

smash hit

Professional
Rafa was spending the quarantine in an 8,000 square foot mansion, not "an apartment type situation." And satellite images clearly showed not just one tennis court on the 14 acre compound, but multiple courts.
Do you have pictures to support that claim?
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafa was spending the quarantine in an 8,000 square foot mansion, not "an apartment type situation." And satellite images clearly showed not just one tennis court on the 14 acre compound, but multiple courts. Djokovic and Fed also lied, claiming they weren't practicing either, when both were. Why do they lie? Why do you think? These are elite athletes where even a 1% advantage mentally or physically... is huge. Gamesmanship is ENORMOUS with Nadal!
I'm just reporting what Rafa said or at least hinted to. I don't really care, because it's him you're calling a liar, not me.
 
I'm just reporting what Rafa said or at least hinted to. I don't really care, because it's him you're calling a liar, not me.
I do believe Rafa has been playing quite a bit, but I think his, as well as some others, "lie" about it because it is not a good look when there are other less fortunate players on tour who don't have that advantage.
 

NADALalot

Semi-Pro
He literally said it himself. He mentioned that he lives in an apartment type situation with no courts on the property. He said he only recently started playing again and that he's only really playing about an hour a day. I don't see how or why he would feel the need to lie about that. I mean the tour is shut down, so it can't be a gamesmanship ploy.

That source is from June 4th when the schedule hadn't been announced, that's why Rafa wasn't sure if the US Open would be played, and he may not have been practicing much.
Whereas now we know the schedule, of all the tournaments.
 

DSH

Legend
Nadal and Djokovic will not be able to play for 7 consecutive weeks if the schedule planned a few days ago is maintained.
It is impossible for them and the other veteran players that the ATP circuit has.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
It's probably better that they cram it in rather than worry about those two's schedules.

But both those two could fit in two slams over six weeks with a two week break in-between.

That's pretty generous in the circumstances, although it's a switch from hard to clay.

Nadal and Djokovic will not be able to play for 7 consecutive weeks if the schedule planned a few days ago is maintained.
It is impossible for them and the other veteran players that the ATP circuit has.
 
Nadal and Djokovic will not be able to play for 7 consecutive weeks if the schedule planned a few days ago is maintained.
It is impossible for them and the other veteran players that the ATP circuit has.
They want to make 21 difficult. It has to be close for them to have a success.
 
Here is an idea: why don't we hold all tennis tournaments in one isolated place in the world? After all, there won't be any spectators right? Maybe do it indoor somewhere in the Arctic or Antarctic?
Let's hold it in your forest--there's been no cases there!
 

ericarnett88

New User
It's looking horrible. 260 dead in FL in the last week, total. The last higher total was 272 on June 2nd. The worst week every was 336, on April 23rd. Deaths are the bottom line, and we don't know how much worse it will get because these numbers are from up to 3 weeks ago. There is a direct connection with reopening too soon and what is happening. Our leaders are idiots.
Get some perspective:

Florida Deaths: 3,505
New York Deaths: 32,129

I call the NY numbers pretty horrible, wouldn’t you?
 

ericarnett88

New User
How can you compare a big city like NYC where people jam into subways, live next to each other, etc. to any other place in America? It's set up perfectly for a pandemic to spread. They totally locked down and it took a while. To manage to crush the curve in a place like NYC took strong leadership and an incredible effort by the people to respect others and wear masks and constantly be told of a threat. It's the only way to approach a virus - wear a mask or stay home. Many states leadership has been lacking, just like the WH administration. Florida has even stopped reporting the amount of new cases. For other states to not learn what to do after months of having people stay home is such a big failure. Packed beaches got Florida in trouble - the unexpected circumstances in the very beginning got NYC in trouble. To still have record setting numbers of cases in the US at this point when we had so many other countries to learn from is scary. Florida, CA, Texas, Arizona also had NY and countries in Europe to learn from. Oh yeah, don't get me started on the pandemic team that was let go by the White House 2 years ago and the detailed document that was worked on in a bipartisan way when Obama was in office - it's 69 pages and I read it. It's easy to find if you Google it. It had everything you needed to know about a pandemic. If it was followed, the deaths would have been astronomically cut. My point is if we had any type of leadership our curve would be smashed- instead it is stronger than ever after three months. I severely doubt a US Open will happen. I'm more optimistic about the French because it isn't in the US. We may soon be blocked from traveling to Europe because of how badly the virus has been handled here (they are considering it). Also, it should tell you something that NY, CT, and NJ won't allow people in state from Florida and similar states that are spiking unless they quarantine for 14 days. That illustrates where we are now better than anything.
This is the same New York that threatened to sue states that stopped vehicles with New York plates, let the subways run, and scream about 40,000 ventilators and hospital ships. NY has 32,129 deaths. Florida has 3,505. Don’t believe the media hype and propaganda. People under 50 have a 99.87% survival rate if infected with coronavirus. Coronavirus has mutated into a weaker strain. Death numbers are still very low. 99% of the people dying from coronavirus are on their last legs with poor health conditions. 3 million people died in 2017.
 
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USO is not happening .... how deluded are people if they think this is going ahead, the US right now is a ****ing disaster with this covid sh1t ...
It will be on, by then there will be at least three new "krisises" manufactured. The stands will be packed, free tickets to the USO, broadway shows and to gentlemen's clubs will be demanded by protestors and be granted. Why anyone would WANT to go to NYC is beyond me--go to Las Vegas' version of it instead, you're more likely to win a jackpot there then buy a fake Rolex and get pick-pocketed in de Blazio's Big Rotting Apple.
 
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