The move was widely anticipated after the Madrid Open was cancelled because of fears related to the pandemic. The Italian event will now precede the French Open by two weeks instead of one.
“This morning while still in Florida, I got tested for COVID-19 and tested positive,” said Nishikori in a statement on Sunday as per BBC Sport.
The Romanian needed seven match points in a match that lasted for two-and-a-half hours on Tuesday as both players fired 29 winners while Help made less mistakes, 39 against Hercog’s 42.
Joining Djokovic are Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev (a 2019 US Open finalist), Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini and David Goffin.
Top tennis stars, both men and women, have pulled out of the Slam due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in New York but Murray stated he is willing to take the risk to participate at the tournament.
Federer has gone on to be recognised as one of the greatest male tennis players of all time. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles, the most for any male player in tennis history.
Twenty three-time Grand Slam champion Serena recently committed herself for the 2020 US Open which will be played at the Flushing Meadows from August 31 to September 13 behind closed doors in New York.
Besides Djokovic, three other players — Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki who participated in the event held in Belgrade and Zadar — have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Earlier, Viktor Troicki became the latest player to test positive for coronavirus after playing in Djokovic’s Adria Tour.
In a tweet, Cuomo on Tuesday also said that the United States Tennis Association will take precautions to protect players.
Ankita is India’s top-ranked women’s singles and doubles player. She won the bronze medal in women’s singles at the 2018 Asian Games.
The program will target a total of approximately 800 singles and doubles players collectively, in need of financial support.
It marks the first time since 1945 — during the Second World War — that the Championships won’t take place in a tennis season and the first time it has been cancelled in the Open era.
Rybakina, ranked 30 in world rankings, has now won 30 of her last 39 matches on tour, a sequence which began with her run to her first-ever WTA singles title at Bucharest last July.
This marks the second time in the Belgian’s illustrious career that she will return to the tour after an extended hiatus. Clijsters turned pro in 1997 and first reached No.1 in 2003.
Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos has been handed a life ban and fined $125,000 for match fixing.
The five-time US Open champion further said that Nagal is much of a clay-court player as he has played his majority of tennis on the red soil.
Sumit Nagal is one of four other Indian players who have qualified for the main draw of a Grand Slam in singles.
There were a few however, who appreciated the fact that the boy had a book in his hand not a phone or a kindle.