You can now add Belgium's David Goffin to the list of players who are not sure about travelling to New York to play the US Open next month. The World No. 10 says he is still hesitating about going to New York and will wait for some more time before making a final decision.
David Goffin says he is unsure about playing the US Open
According to Sky Sports, Goffin says while he would love to play in the event, he is still on the fence. "I would love to go and fit it into my schedule, but I don't know if we will go at the moment.
The cases over there are increasing so I don't know if it's good to go but we will try. We will practice on hard courts in preparation for the Cincinnati Masters and US Open. At the end of the day I don't know because it's not been good but of course the conditions can change.
The conditions are really tough with a player plus one or maybe plus two maximum. I'm still hesitating. I'm not 100 per cent sure that I will go." The Belgian added that he and other players would also like to know some more details about the guidelines that the USTA will use in case a player tests positive during the event.
"You have seen the last few days and weeks that players have picked up COVID-19. The virus is in the tennis world. We don't know what will happen if there are cases during the tournament. Will it be cancelled? We would love to hear more details and then it will be more clear for us to make a choice [whether to travel to New York, or not]."
Britain's Jamie Murray expressed similar concerns earlier this week as have top women's players Ash Barty and Simona Halep in earlier interviews. David Goffin is the first Belgian male player to reach the ATP Top 10 rankings.
He has won four ATP titles, and has reached nine other ATP finals. He has reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, the Australian Open and Wimbledon. He also reached the final of the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals, where he beat Dominic Thiem, world No.
1 Rafael Nadal and world No. 2 Roger Federer to reach the final where he was beaten by Grigor Dimitrov. His best performance at the US Open has been reaching the fourth round in 2017, 2018, 2019.