In the event that they are finally held, a fact that seemed quite probable but that could change if the situation worsens due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both the US Open and Roland Garros would not stop even if a coronavirus positive occurred in the middle of the tournament.

This is what he says Andrea Gaudenzi, president of the ATP, in an interview for Sky Sports: “Once they were decided to move forward, there would be no alternative. We would have daily tests and anyone who tested positive would be isolated, but having reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam it would be unthinkable to suspend the tournament. Once the machine is running, you should continue“said the Italian manager.

Gaudenzi, who confirmed that there will be a decision on the American tour (Washington, Cincinnati, and US Open starting August 14) “in the next two weeks” and that they work “hard to achieve an acceptable schedule in an extremely complex situation”, He explained that the ATP is following the evolution and the way of acting of other sports such as “golf”. “For us it is an example and we are also monitoring what the NBA does, they have our same problems.” The leader warns that they are in the hands of the policies of the different national governments: “The ATP has studied a 70-page protocol to guarantee the safety of players and tennis, and it also has the problem of internationality, with restrictions and quarantines that complicate everything. If tennis players had to be quarantined in and out of the United States, the calendar would be frozen immediately. ”