If all goes in line with plan, tennis ought to stir again to life in mid-August inside the groovy confines of an airport resort that appears just like the set of “Mad Males.”
The concept is to place the world’s prime gamers in a bubble—also called the TWA Resort at New York’s Kennedy Airport—that can function their base for 2 tournaments together with the U.S. Open. They’ll encounter no followers or media, and they’re going to exit the bubble solely as soon as they’re eradicated. Ought to they really feel adventurous, they’ll observe it by jetting off to Paris for the rescheduled French Open in late September.
It’s removed from what gamers are used to, however a biosecure resort and a reshuffled calendar are how the game hopes to rescue two Grand Slam tournaments within the weirdest tennis season in historical past. The unhealthy information for organizers is that they’ve solely fought half the battle.
They know that majors can solely be a hit if the highest gamers keep wholesome. And are prepared to journey. And are allowed into the nation. And play by the principles of the bubble. And hold testing destructive for the virus.