World No.1 Novak Djokovic has told Eurosport he is ‘very glad’ the US Open is to go ahead, but has yet to confirm he will participate.
Speaking on Eurosport’s Tennis Legends vodcast, Djokovic said he was very happy about the return of the ATP Tour.
“I’m extremely happy and excited to see that all the tournaments, especially Grand Slams, are organising their events,” he said.
“I think that a lot of people were sceptical, especially for the US events considering what the US went through as a country during this pandemic. So a lot of people, including myself, were quite sceptical on whether it would happen or not.
“We are very glad that it is happening and it is very important that we provide opportunities, we provide jobs, we provide opportunities for players to compete.
“As tennis professionals we love the sport; we are passionate about it. We miss competing and travelling and, at the end of the day, we miss being on tour. So I think this is very positive news.
“Obviously the regulations and measures as of today are quite strict, I must say.
“With quarantine and with some players, especially those from South America, not being able to travel out of their countries to come to the States. Hopefully that will change: the ATP and the USTA, everyone is working on it. The worst case scenario is that it remains like this, but there is time.”