US Open 2020: Who are the big absences from the tournament?

Nadal, Federer, Fognini or Kyrgios, absent in the men's draw of the first Grand Slam of the pandemic. Barty, Halep, Svitolina or Bertens are not in the feminine.

The US Open, the first Grand Slam marked by the coronavirus pandemic, will be held from Monday, August 31 to Sunday, September 13. It will be a somewhat decaffeinated one, as the health crisis has caused an outpouring of stars in both the male and female team.

Three of the top ten rackets in the world will not be seen this year in Flushing Meadows, Rafael Nadal, the Swiss Roger Federer and the French Gael Monfils. Nadal and Monfils have preferred to avoid traveling to New York, while Federer recovers from knee surgery.

The Italian Fabio Fognini, eleven of the ATP, the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, 17 and champion in 2016, the Japanese Kei Nishikori (31), the wayward Australian Nick Kyrgios (40), the Argentine Juan Martín Del Potro (132), will also not appear. that the knee has also recently undergone surgery, nor did Fernando Verdasco from Madrid (52) .

Women's draw without the first two in the ranking

In the women's draw, the first two classified in the WTA ranking will be missing: Australian Ashleigh Barty and Romanian Simona Halep. The Ukrainian Svitolina, fifth, the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (6), the Dutch Kiki Bertens (7) and the Swiss Belinda Bencic (8) complete the six absences within the world top-10. All except Andreescu, who alleged physical problems, have alleged health security reasons.

The Canarian Carla Suárez (69), the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko (42), the German Julia Goerges (38), the Chinese Saisai Zheng (34) and Qiang Wan (29), nor the Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova (32) and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (30) .

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