Riccardo Piatti, the coach of young Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner, says it will be a very unusual situation if the US Open does go ahead in New York later this year as per what is being planned currently. Speaking to Sky Sport24, Piatti says, "Cincinnati and the US Open could be played in New York : it will be a very new and unusual situation.
First of all, because it will be played without an audience, second thing for all the support staff that go to New York because only one person can go with the player and the third thing is that you won't be able to enter Manatthan.
A very strange situation, such a thing never happened ”
Jannik Sinnner's coach on the US Open
The ATP is scheduled to make a decision on the same by mid-June and is scheduled to have a discussion with players via video call in the middle of this week.
"Then there should be a season on clay: if you play the US Open, as far as I know, you could play Rome and Roland Garros without Madrid. If you do not play in America, however, there will also be Madrid. The problem is that all these players come from a long break and then have many commitments in a few weeks.
you have to be very careful about injuries." Piatti adds though that he would be okay for Sinner to travel to New York as he is young and should get more matches under his belt. “It's okay for Jannik to go to New York because he's young, he has to grow and the more games he plays the better.
He is very motivated: he trained with Tsitsipas, this week he plays with Wawrinka and Goffin. Hopefully, he will train with Nadal as well." 18 year old Jannik Sinner has achieved a career high ATP singles ranking of world No.
68, achieved in February 2020, and is currently ranked No. 73 in the world. Sinner won his first ATP Challenger singles title in Bergamo in February 2019. In early August, he picked up his second ATP Challenger singles title in Lexington.
He also qualified for his first Grand Slam at the US Open. In October, he became the youngest male player in 5 years to reach the semifinal of an ATP tournament in Antwerp. In November, he became the third and youngest winner of NextGen ATP Finals, after beating Alex de Minaur in the final.