Thiem expects US Open decision next week
Vienna: World number three Dominic Thiem said in an Austrian media interview published Saturday that he was keen to play the US Open if it can go ahead. The United States has seen an alarming resurgence of new coronavirus cases. On Friday a record 57,000 new infections were confirmed. The ATP and WTA tours are due to return next month, with the US Open starting on August 31 and the French Open beginning a month later. Thiem said he trusted the US authorities to make the right decision. "I think in the next five to seven days there will be a decision," Thiem said. "Of course I hope it (the US Open) will go ahead, but safety comes first of course. We have to follow countries' governments -- if they see any danger, they won't allow a tournament, especially such a big one as the US Open," the Austrian told public broadcaster ORF. - AFP