Who’s out and who’s in? Here’s what we know about the ATP’s top players in their return to action and whether or not they’ll suit up and play next month.
The 2020 ATP season is set to return August 14th in Washington, DC for the Citi Open. It’ll be a packed month for players; 7 total events (including two Grand Slams) are scheduled from the 14th (Citi Open) to October 11th (the final day of Roland Garros). It leaves the top stars one big question: Which major championship are they going to skip?
Unless they decide the play for 8 weeks straight or skip all hard-court and clay tuneups, we’re going to see two very different Grand Slam events in comparison to what’s been seen in the past. It’s nothing but speculation until the players confirm where they’ll be playing, however, it’s all but certain that we’ll be seeing a less than average bracket for at least one of the two majors.
It’s complete speculation where the game’s top players will suit up and where they won’t. With Roger Federer out for the remainder of the season, that leaves only two of the Big 3 left: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. With the condensed schedule set to put a huge strain on all players, we might see the ATP’s top two players skip a Grand Slam event this year.
Here’s what we know so far about the ATP’s top stars and where they’ll compete next month – as well as where they might not.