SI Insider: What Will Happen to 2020's U.S. Open?

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Robin Lundberg: As we're all waiting for various sports to come back, what is the latest from tennis? For more, I'm joined by our senior writer, Jon Wertheim. Jon, you have an update on the U.S. Open? 

Jon Wertheim: With no matches, the drama has shifted to scheduling. And the big question hovering over tennis right now is what's going to happen to the U.S. Open? Which, right now, is scheduled to be played the last week of August, first week in September. 

Remember a month ago, leaders of the USTA said they were not entertaining the closed-door scenario that has now completely changed. And I'm hearing that this event, if all goes on as planned, will keep its dates, will keep its place. There will be no fans in the stands. The USTA is really getting creative, trying to figure out how to make this a go. This is with prodding from ESPN that would love to have the event, especially if there is no football. I think a lot of people took lessons from some of the unsanctioned events going on in tennis, also from the UFC card. And said look, there are ways that we can still stage live sports. 

So the USTA is talking about maybe the players will have to come early and quarantine. Maybe we'll have to have multiple locker rooms, maybe there won't even be any food served on the premises. But right now, a pretty abrupt change. The USTA is really intent provided they can get sign-off from government - they are really intent on figuring out a way by hook or by crook to hold the U.S. Open in 2020.

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