Wildcard Clijsters and Murray for US Open, Djokovic still doubts

Diverse prominent players have signed out for the US Open in New York, but Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters are two big names who will be there this year, provided the tournament remains on the calendar at the end of August. The former winners received a wildcard from the organization.

33-year-old Murray won the tournament in 2012 and also claimed the title at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. The Scotsman has dropped to 129th place in the world ranking due to a dragging hip injury (two operations).

Frames in shape

Clijsters won the US Open in 2005, 2009 and 2010 and was last active in New York in 2012. The 37-year old Belgian made her comeback in February.

Clijsters won among others from reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin.

In the face of the arrival of Murray and Clijsters, the cancellations of Ashleigh Barty, defending champion Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios, among others, all consider the risk of coronavirus infection in New York too high.

It’s still unclear whether Novak Djokovic thinks it’s safe enough to travel to the United States. According to a Serbian journalist, the world’s number one will soon decide on his participation.

Djokovic was spotted in Marbella, Spain, where he was training on hardcourt. That is the same surface on which is played at the US Open.