W&S Open Now Just Days Away…
After more than five months, men's professional tennis resumes
Get ready, the ATP Tour returns this week! After a 175-day suspension due to COVID-19, ATP Tour main draw action will resume on Saturday with the Western & Southern Open, and the US Open will follow soon after. Both events will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
Qualifying gets underway at the Western & Southern Open, an ATP Masters 1000 event, on Thursday, and main draw play — led by World No. 1 and 2018 titlist Novak Djokovic — is set to start on 22 August. Dominic Thiem, defending champion Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas also feature among 15 of the Top 20 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. Marin Cilic (2016) and Grigor Dimitrov (2017) are among the former winners in the field.
The start of the Western & Southern Open main draw on Saturday will mark five months and 22 days since the last ball at the ATP Tour tournament was struck competitively on 1 March at the Chile Dove Men+Care Open in Santiago.
Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) August 16, 2020
✈️🔜NY🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/nqu84LUIAS— Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) August 15, 2020
Vamos 🎾🇦🇷🗽 pic.twitter.com/khKlmPttWw— Leo Mayer (@YacaMayer) August 14, 2020
Of course, if you can’t wait to watch professional tennis again, tune into ATP Challenger Tour action that is already underway at the I.CLTK Prague Open By Moneta in Prague. Former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka headlines the tournament, which includes Jiri Vesely, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Philipp Kohlschreiber.
You can also follow play at the Internazionali di Tennis Citta di Todi this week.