One of the Major decision going on whether to postpone or cancel the US Open because of the corona virus pandemic Corona virus which is expected by June. Its ambition is to run the tournament. It’s the engine that drives the organization. Time is on our side, at this point, because the US Open is not scheduled to begin until late August. The tournament in New York City would be the next major championship on the tennis calendar where the French Open’s start was postponed from May until September, and Wimbledon was cancelled altogether.
As for holding the US Open with no fans, it is not taking anything off the table, but right now, it is on highly unlikely scenario. The men’s and women’s tennis tours are on hold entirely until at least mid-July, and one tournament in August already has been scrapped. Tennis tournaments, in general, are more dependent on ticket, merchandise and on-site food sales as a percentage of revenue than major professional sports leagues that are largely funded by the TV contracts.
One of a survey conducted in March found that 85% of tennis facilities around the United States were closed because of stay-at-home orders, and he estimated that to be more like 90% now. But USTA is shaving more than $16m from its budget by reducing salaries of its management and eliminating programs in player development and marketing.
The total future support provided by the USTA and its industry partners – including economic assistance packages and a telephone hotline for those “emotionally impacted” by the pandemic – will be affected by the financial success of the 2020 US Open, if it even is held. The total future support provided by the USTA and its industry partners were including economic assistance packages and a telephone hotline for those emotionally impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic will be affected by the financial success of the 2020.