According to what AS has learned, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will announce this Friday that it is continuing with the New York bubble. That is, the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 and the US Open will be held at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in the New York neighborhood of Queens on the scheduled dates, from August 22.
Despite the dangerous situation the United States is experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some important absences already known, such as that of world number one Ashleigh BartyThe tournaments of the American hard court mini-tour will be held without an audience and with strict security measures (a single hotel at the JFK airport for most players, among other things). The Western & Southern Open will take place from August 22 to 28 and the US Open from August 31 to September 13.
Two of the best Spanish players, such as Roberto Bautista (12th of the ATP) and Pablo Carreño (25th) plan to attend both events, just like Garbiñe Muguruza (16th of the WTA). It is still unknown what Rafa Nadal will do, although judging by his preparation on land, it seems that the Balearic will skip both tournaments and will focus on the European clay tour that will pass from September 13 through Madrid, Rome and Roland Claws. It must be remembered that he will not lose the 2,000 he won in the US Grand Slam last year after the provisional system change of the rankings, which counts 22 months and the best result of each tournament that was held between March 2019 and December 2020. In the case of Novak Djokovic, it seems more likely that the Serbian will participate, at least, in the US Open.