World No. 7 sees bleak scene for Flushing Meadows.
Alexander Zverev says playing the US Open may prove too complicated for players in this coronavirus era.
The USTA is expected to make an announcement on the status of the 2020 US Open on Monday.
US Open main-draw play is scheduled to start on August 31st.
The USTA has proposed playing the Flushing Meadows major in a safety bubble with no fans, players flying to New York on private charters and staying at hotels near JFK airport. No player entourages would be permitted.
World No. 7 Zverev suggests safety protocols would make playing the Flushing Meadows major "very difficult."
"Everyone wants to play a Grand Slam tournament, if possible," Zverev told the media at the Adria Tour in Belgrade. "But with the current circumstances, with the measures currently in force, it will be very difficult. Once you arrive in New York, you have to quarantine yourself for fourteen days, you can't go anywhere…
"And then, we will play without spectators. There will not be the usual atmosphere. I also don't think we will be able to use the locker rooms, we will not be able to shower on site. We don't know if there will be food.
"To sum up, there will be nothing there."
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