American Sam Querrey says that there have been several exhibition tennis events that have taken place in recent weeks but the successful completion of those do not get highlighted while people are only focusing on the unsuccessful Adria Tour event.
Sam Querrey and Tennys Sandgren on the upcoming Georgia event which will be played with fans
Querrey, ranked No. 45 in the world, spoke to Forbes magazine about the upcoming tennis event this weekend in Georgia which will be held with limited fans.
“We’re not high-fiving, we’re not going out to player parties. We’re going [from the] hotel to the courts. I don’t think tennis can just sit on the sidelines and wait for a vaccine. I think there’s a way to come back in a safe and proper way and I know Novak’s Adria Tour didn’t do a great job and that’s the only thing anyone’s talking about.
I’ve played two events in California that had no fans. We did one last weekend in Miami. The women did a big one in Charleston and so there’s been a bunch of events that have worked out really well with limited or no fans and those ones don’t get talked about, which is unfortunate”.
Another American tennis pro who will be at the Georgia event is World No. 55 Tennys Sandgren says, “We’re not going to go out clubbing and we’re not going to to go concerts and we’re going to try to be smart about it and follow some of the guidelines and be careful while still going out in the world a little bit and not staying in our homes.
We’re trying to keep the sport moving while being smart. We haven’t really proven otherwise if that’s going to work or not, but we hope it’s going to work. We’ll see what happens." The DraftKings All-American Team Cup in Georgia will be held from July 3 to July 5.
It will feature some of the top ranked American men in the world competing at the tournament. Sam Querrey has been ranked as high as No. 11 in the world and has won 10 singles titles in hiis career. His best performance in a major came at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the semifinals.
Tennys Sandgren has been ranked as high as No. 41 in the world and has reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in 2018 and 2020.