The United States Tennis Association (USTA) had said plans were in place for this year’s US Open – scheduled to begin on August 31 until September 13 – to go ahead at Flushing Meadows in New York pending government approval.
“The US Open will be held in Queens, NY, without fans from August 31 to September 13,” Cuomo tweeted.
“The USTA will take extraordinary precautions to protect players and staff, including robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space, and dedicated housing & transportation.”
The Western & Southern Open, which was due to take place in Cincinnati from August 15-23, will now take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
A statement from the US Open reads;
A Statement on the 2020 US Open pic.twitter.com/WIrb77MXz5
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) June 16, 2020
Players including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Simona Halep have expressed doubts over playing in this year’s competition.
World No 1 Djokovic said proposed protocols in place were “extreme”.
British No 1 Dan Evans urged Djokovic and Nadal to take part in order to help lower-ranked players survive the coronavirus crisis financially.
All sanctioned competition has been suspended by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation since March and is on hold until late July.