Evans: Federer and Nadal playing US Open final in empty stadium would be so strange



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Evans: Federer and Nadal playing US Open final in empty stadium would be so strange

British world No. 28 Dan Evans would have nothing against seeing no fans at the US Open as he thinks staging the Grand Slam event behind the closed doors could become iconic. The US Open organizers are still planning to host the event as initially scheduled from August 31 - September 13 but they are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation.

Staging the US Open in empty stadiums is one of the options as the organizers will do everything they can to avoid a cancellation of the tournament. "Me, personally, I would love it to go ahead," Evans told The Guest List on BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I think it would send out a real statement that we can get back going. "It could be an amazing spectacle that tennis goes ahead with no-one in the stadium, and everybody watching on telly. "Arthur Ashe Stadium being empty, and Federer and Nadal or whoever playing the final would be so strange, but it would also be iconic.

How good that would look in years to come." British doubles star Jamie Murray wants to organize an exhibition event this summer in London. 29-year-old Evans is looking forward to playing at the event. "It's great what Jamie's doing," Evans said.

"He's represented Britain for so long in the Davis Cup, and this is just another thing that says: 'I really am a team player.' He's trying to help the British players, and get a tournament on at a time where we could really do with some tennis."