All players are waiting to know when the season will resume, which was suspended last March due to the Coronavirus emergency. The USTA has yet to announce its final decision on the US Open, scheduled for August 30th in New York.
The French Open is the Slam that has the most Slam to be played, thanks also to the controversial decision of the organizers to move the tournament to the end of September. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are looking forward to playing again.
Forget on Federer, Nadal and Djokovic
French Open tournament director Guy Forget says there is little reason not to expect Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer to continue their dominance after the coronavirus lockdown.
“I’m pretty confident some tournaments will happen before Roland-Garros and I think that’s for the good of the game and the good of the players,” Forget said. “When the Tour starts again, I think the players with more experience will still be on top.
When you’re a younger player, you need to put those four, five hours a day and to get some of the rhythm matches. I think that Roger Federer, Nadal or Djokovic with little less practice, they can rely on their experience and they can still be there on the big moments.
I think they’ve been so good last year and the first part of the season. Novak has been unbelievable. Roger is just playing – when he’s fit – I mean, his best tennis and Rafa, he seems like he’s a junior walking out on every court anywhere in the world like, you know, he’s so happy to be here" - he added.
Before the break, Djokovic, Nadal and Federer held three of the top four positions in the world rankings but the chasing pack of Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev were on their coattails.
Federer has not been seen on a tennis court since an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in South Africa on February 7. A few days later the Swiss star announced he'd had surgery on his right knee to fix a problem that had been troubling him for 'a little while'
The Swiss Maestro is set to be invited to join young stars Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios in an upcoming grasscourt tournament set to be held in July.