Coach of Simona Halep – Darren Cahill said that the 2020 US Open championship is difficult to slip out of the hands of Novak Djokovic.
“Djokovic is off to a very good start this year and I think he will show great form in the US Open again,” Cahill told Wide World of Sports on August 16. “It was difficult for someone to stop him. I don’t think the absence of Nadal or Federer would make the league less interesting. If you recall, a lot of tournaments in 2016 and 2017, we don’t see a presence. faces of many of Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka, Del Potro, Raonic, Nishikori, Murray or Cilic. Lots of names have missed out on big events, but the tournaments are still going well. “
On August 14, world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic confirmed that he would attend the North American hardcourt cluster, including the ATP 1000 Cincinnati Masters and the US Open Grand Slam. The Serbian men’s championship door in these two tournaments was widening, after Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were definitely absent. Nadal does not come to the US because of concerns about the impact of the pandemic, while Federer is out for the year due to a knee injury.
“I don’t think the US Open has been affected much this year,” added Mr Cahill. “This year, about nine players in the top 100 are out of the competition. Normally, the number of players absent from the Grand Slam is between 9-11. We will still have the men’s singles and singles champions. Women, history will still record it “.
In female singles, the number of absent names is even more. Five players in the top 10 did not come to the US, including world number 1 Ashleigh Barty, US Open champion Bianca Andreescu and world number 5 Elina Svitolina. Simona Halep initially considered withdrawing, but the Romanian player left the possibility of attending the US Open after winning the WTA Prague Open on clay. The final decision will be made by the world’s No. 2 player today, August 17.
“There are about 17 female players in the top 100 that do not attend the US Open,” said Cahill. “We don’t know how Halep will decide. I see she’s hesitating, but we’ll wait for another 24 hours.”