Historically, US Open qualifying is free for followers.
This month, US Open qualifying will probably be a fan-free expertise.
The Flushing Meadows main introduced US Open qualifying is closed to followers this month.
The US Open stated it has closed the favored qualifying roudns to the general public after session with well being authorities and the US Open medical workforce.
“This was a very powerful determination for the USTA to make, given the immense recognition of US Open Qualifying amongst followers, however after consulting with native well being authorities and the US Open medical workforce, it was decided that it was the appropriate determination to make sure the well being and security of all,” US Open officers introduced in a press release. “Qualifying week is the time when the best variety of gamers and their entourages are on website. With 256 qualifiers sharing house with the lots of of predominant draw singles and doubles gamers, in addition to all of these gamers’ respective groups, greater than 2,500 individuals have to be accessing the location throughout this week.
“And this 12 months, as a result of indoor capability on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart has been significantly decreased as a consequence of COVID protocols, most of the participant amenities, together with eating, coaching, and recreation amenities, have been moved open air onto the grounds of the NTC into public areas for the week of Qualifying. With that, there’s not sufficient room to permit followers to entry the location whereas nonetheless making certain participant and fan security—which stays our high precedence.”
US Open qualifying is commonly known as one of the best worth in Grand Slam tennis as a result of it permits followers to look at qualifying matches, watch the seeds apply and perhaps even snare a selfie or autograph from the celebrities—all freed from cost.
Arthur Ashe Children Day has been cancelled.
US Open followers will have the ability to watch the US Open Qualifying Event on ESPN+. The match introduced there can even be protection of all qualifying matches, participant practices, and participant interviews on ESPN Information, from Tuesday, August Twenty fourth-Friday, August twenty seventh from 11 am-6 pm. The US Open predominant draw begins on Monday, August thirtieth.
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