There is no positive outcome for the United States Open at this point.

Rather than facing the music, and confronting the circumstances rationally, they've forestalled the inevitable.

The USTA could have chosen to take a tactful and reasonable approach to transitioning to the future.

Instead, they've elected to cling to a shred of... of... what, precisely? :unsure:

As a concession to sponsors and to investors, they're continuing the embarrassingly myopic charade.

So, either we get an 11th hour acknowledgment that we've been strung along for months...​
-or-​
We get a watered-down event contested under the looming specter of (predictable) failure.​
 
At this point they are not backing out.

But without the protocols in place, it means we will have a USO "under the table" scenario.
My recollection is that you fully expect the event to go forward.

How is it not going to be an absolute cluster, any way you slice it?

I don't think I have ever seen so many re-runs of matches than I have during this past lockdown period. Only so much I can watch.
Yeah. Well, there have been various experimental sorts of tennis events happening.

I don't get the sense that any real competitive event in the foreseeable future will be a pleasant overall viewing experience.

Can't entirely make sense of this crisis still, but there are still Wile E. Coyote style flattening walls around every bend. Seeing this in all sectors of U.S. life.
 

Hitman

Legend
My recollection is that you fully expect the event to go forward.

How is it not going to be an absolute cluster, any way you slice it?


Yeah. Well, there have been various experimental sorts of tennis events happening.

I don't get the sense that any real competitive event in the foreseeable future will be a pleasant overall viewing experience.

Can't entirely make sense of this crisis still, but there are still Wile E. Coyote style flattening walls around every bend. Seeing this in all sectors of U.S. life.
I know what you mean.
 

fed1

Semi-Pro
Rather than facing the music, and confronting the circumstances rationally, they've forestalled the inevitable.

The USTA could have chosen to take a tactful and reasonable approach to transitioning to the future.

Instead, they've elected to cling to a shred of... of... what, precisely? :unsure:

As a concession to sponsors and to investors, they're continuing the embarrassingly myopic charade.

So, either we get an 11th hour acknowledgment that we've been strung along for months...​
-or-​
We get a watered-down event contested under the looming specter of (predictable) failure.​
It’s about two things, the first is TV revenue, the second is Serena and they kinda go hand in hand. It’s a little embarrassing the fact that Serena was ”consulted” about her participation in this years Open. Once she said yes it’s been all systems go with this moving forward. I wonder how many other top 100 men and women were “consulted”.
 
recollection is that you fully expect the event to go forward.

How is it not going to be an absolute cluster, any way you slice it?
I do fully expect for both to be played and most players to be there.

When there is a case, and I expect there will be, the way they have situated this tourney, we are likely to have two scenarios.

One, they shove it under the table knowingly or by simply not testing every other day.

Two, we have withdrawals and the entire thing becomes a sham.
 
I do fully expect for both to be played and most players to be there.

When there is a case, and I expect there will be, the way they have situated this tourney, we are likely to have two scenarios.

One, they shove it under the table knowingly or by simply not testing every other day.

Two, we have withdrawals and the entire thing becomes a sham.
First scenario doesn't preclude a sham, right?

Now, immediately thereafter, in the future...
 

Ocean Drive

Hall of Fame
I don't think I have ever seen so many re-runs of matches than I have during this past lockdown period. Only so much I can watch.
Don't you have other interests? Such a waste of time watching old matches. Maybe highlights of a few but sitting down watching loads of old matches seems really tedious.
 

beard

Hall of Fame
Are you serious?

They've been quarantined together in a bubble for months.

Run the permutations of this through your dome.
Tennis players will be self quarantined whole tournament... Even if they are positive they can't contaminate others, and others can't contaminate them... What else you can expect?
I guess you know better than people whose job is to organize tournament safely...
 
They know what they are doing better than me or you... That's for sure... We can have our opinions, off course, but bet your house they are more competent to make a decision then us...
You quite sure?

Something tells me a most excellent and immaculate dwelling is on the horizon for me here. :sneaky:

In all seriousness, there will be considerable portions of crow doled out here in a bit.

A few... erm... vocal individuals will be making their acquaintance with the creature. :)
 

yossarian

Rookie
This moment NBA match is playing...
Three already played today, one to come... Tomorrow 6 more matches scheduled...
Hundreds sweaty guys in contact every day, but it's a problem to play tennis tournament... Really?
they’re all contained in an isolated bubble with strict protocol in place
 

PeoplesChamp

Hall of Fame
they’re all contained in an isolated bubble with strict protocol in place
Facts aren't that group's cup of tea I'm afraid. They only care about one thing and that's playing any thrown together piece of crap tournament with a slam label on it to see either of Djokodal gain or tie Federer. It doesn't even matter which one. If Satan himself achieved 21 slams, that would be just fine with them.The virus doesn't matter to them and playing proper tournaments doesn't matter to them. Get it while it's cheap is their motto. The funny thing is that they don't realize that way of thinking will hurt more in the long run than letting things be done properly.
 

Sunny Ali

Hall of Fame
Tennis players will be self quarantined whole tournament... Even if they are positive they can't contaminate others, and others can't contaminate them... What else you can expect?
I guess you know better than people whose job is to organize tournament safely...
And they won't touch each other once, staying dozens of feet away compared to NBA where there's physical contact among players throughout the game. Yet some hilarious Federer fans want us to believe tennis poses a greater risk. ROFL!
 

bbasher

Semi-Pro
If this gets played, I think it's safe to say it will have an asterisk (*) beside it in the history books. The only chance is if the players somehow band together and collectively decide to go through with this. But I don't see that happening, more dropouts to follow.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Yes, the economics of all this is clear. Get the workers back to the factory. Unlike in factories actually try hard to protect them. Pay them less like in factories ... and pocket the check from TV.
$70 million from ESPN.

But you should not be watching and supporting it you believe it unsafe and are opposed to it being held.
 

vex

Hall of Fame
This moment NBA match is playing...
Three already played today, one to come... Tomorrow 6 more matches scheduled...
Hundreds sweaty guys in contact every day, but it's a problem to play tennis tournament... Really?
The NBA can't be compared to any other sport. They are the gold standard at the moment. They lengths they've gone to be be bullet proof is really something. We'll see if the USO can do it similarly. Im doubtful
 

vex

Hall of Fame
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