Spectator-less US Tennis Open 2020 – As most of us know, the short-term future of sports is a bit gloomy. While some sports have resumed, others remain suspended in some parts of the world. Most of the top tennis tournaments, like Wimbledon, didn’t take place this year. However, the players were lucky enough to participate in the US Tennis Open.
In June 2020, they announce that the US Tennis Open will take place spectator-less. It is the first time that this is happening in the tournament history, as well as all the Grand Slam tournament’s 143-year history. It was the second Grand Slam event of the year and the 140th edition of the US Tennis Open. The Tournament took place from 31 August – 13 September 2020 in New York and the players played on outdoor hard courts.
2020 US Open Men’s Winner
Dominic Thiem, a 27-year-old Austrian, won his first Grand Slam tournament in his fourth major final! He was two sets down against Alexander Zverev, but pushed through in the end. A critical factor was that neither Rafael Nadal, Rodger Federer or Novak Djokovic stood on the other side of the net. The score was 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the end.
2020 US Open Woman’s Winner
Naomi Osaka is a 22-year old tennis player from Japan. However, this is her second US Open title in only three years! She defeated Belarusian Victoria Azarenka in three sets 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. While the circumstances surrounding this tournament made history, Osaka was able to make some history of her own with this massive comeback.
We are glad to see that major sports events are slowly but surely approaching us again.
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