A day full of challenges, mysteries and intrigues: the US Open 2020 amazes once again. Naomi Osaka, Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova, Elise Mertens and Naomi Osaka reached the second week of the tournaments, in the women's singles.
In the fourth round also Novak Djokovic, Denis Shapovalov and David Goffin. Stefanos Tsitsipas out against Borna Coric. But the most curious match of the day was the one between Alexander Zverev and Adrian Mannarino. Like in a spy story, full of mystery, intrigue and controversy!
It was shortly before the start of the third round match between Alexander Zverev and Frenchman Adrien Mannarino, when the US Open cameras framed the German on a deckchair in front of his mobile, intent on looking for news about his opponent.
The tennis world soon joined Zverev, frantically updating Twitter in search of updates on a strange and unclear situation.
US Open mistery: Mannarino vs Zverev
Mannarino was in fact one of 11 players subjected to the strict anti-coronavirus protocol, after contact tracing discovered that the Frenchman was in close contact with Benoit Paire, who tested positive for COVID-19 and blocked from the tournament one day before the start.
It was curious how Mannarino was joined by security every time he walked off the court, even during a toilet break in his second round match with Jack Sock on Wednesday. After 3 hours of mystery and silence, finally at 5 pm in New York the news of the confirmation of the match arrived and the two players went to the field, accompanied by the following communiqué: "The Zverev-Mannarino match was delayed after the unfolding of a collaborative dialogue with health officials.
Communication with the players continued in the afternoon to keep them up to date. Given the sensitivity of the medical issues involved, USTA is unable to provide further details. "
Mats Wilander talked about the absence of the US Open crowd, and says how it favors Novak Djokovic: "I think Nole will be ready from the start.
Djokovic is having fun in his little world, there is no fan who is. disturbing and can do whatever he wants in terms of body language. It really depends on him. If he loses focus, then Struff may cause him some trouble, but I don't believe much.
Right now, I think Novak is almost unbeatable. " Novav Djokovic and Serena Williams are the most anticipated stars of the US Open 2020 day 6 to go down on the court.