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US Open: Naomi Osaka returns to Grand Slam, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal lead men’s field

Naomi Osaka, who skipped Wimbledon and withdrew from the French Open due to mental problems, will return to the Grand Slam at the US Open in New York from August 30th.

Naomi Osaka of Japan is practicing at the Ariake Tennis Center in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics.

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  • Naomi Osaka is back to protect the title at the US Open
  • Osaka withdrew from French Open and Wimbledon for mental health reasons
  • Djokovic, Nadal and Federer resume their quest for more silverware in New York

Defending champion Naomi Osaka will be back to defend the title at the US Open, the organizers said Wednesday.

Osaka withdrew from this year’s French Open and Wimbledon for mental health reasons.

On Wednesday, the USTA announced the field of the tournament in New York from August 30th to September 12th.

Osaka, Japan, surprised the tennis world when it quit the clay court major in Paris in May after being fined and threatened with disqualification for refusing to attend a post-match press conference. ..

The second-largest player in the world, who said he had social unrest, also skipped Wimbledon, but will play at the Tokyo Olympics and next month in Montreal.

Also on the field of Flushing Meadows: Six-time champion Serena Williams had to retire from her first round match at Wimbledon after slipping on the grass on the center court and injuring her right leg.

Wimbledon Champion and # 1 Ash Bertie has found the women’s field. Osaka, the defending champion of the US Open, is second only to Wimbledon semi-finalist Arina Sabalenka and 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin.

Big Three to resume rivalry

In the men’s section, former champions Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (currently tied to 20 Grand Slam singles men’s records) will resume their quest for silverware in New York.

New to Wimbledon’s third big win in 2020, Djokovic, the world’s number one, aims to be the first man to complete a calendar year sweep since Rod Laver in Australia in 1969.

Another former champion, currently ranked 104th, failed the main draw but remains the first player on the alternative list.

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US Open: Naomi Osaka returns to Grand Slam, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal lead men’s field

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