Nishikori doubtful for US Open as Hsieh withdraws

While we await Simona Halep’s decision on whether she will travel to the US Open, we learn that Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan has pulled out of the 2020 edition due to start on August 31 without spectators.

I am feeling well and have very little symptoms but will obviously be in complete isolation for the safety of everyone, Kei Nishikori

The world number 55 admits to having picked up an ankle injury during training but also has concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic which is still very prevalent in the US.

Ranked No.1 in doubles, the former world number 23 singles player hopes to return to full fitness for the French Open which starts September 20.

Of more concern for the USTA as organisers of the US Open, is the possibility that the 2014 men’s runner-up may be joining the list of absentees having just been tested positive for Covid-19.

He has been forced to withdraw from the warm up event, the Western & Southern Open, due to be played the week before at Flushing Meadows, which starts next week.

The 30-year-old from Japan is based in Florida and had planned to fly to New York today but has now gone into self isolation with a view to making a decision this weekend as to whether he will still play the American leg of the Grand Slams.

“I am feeling well and have very little symptoms but will obviously be in complete isolation for the safety of everyone,” Nishikori tweeted.

Currently ranked 31 having reached a career high of 4, the injury prone Japanese star who also reached the semi-finals in 2016 and 2018, should be seeded for this year’s event.






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