It seems that day by day we get a little bit closer to "normal" here in New York state. Mind you we still have a very long way to go but the news today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided to allow the US Open Tennis Tournament for late August and early September is a big step in the right direction.

In an article from ESPN.com Cuomo is quoted as saying:

"We're excited about the US Open, [which] is going to be held in Queens, Aug. 31 through Sept. 13. It will be held without fans, but you can watch it on TV -- and I'll take that," Cuomo said at his daily briefing in Albany. "The tennis authorities are going to be taking extraordinary precautions, but that's going to take place."

The article also lays out how the other tennis majors will be affected:

The US Open normally is each season's fourth and final Grand Slam tournament. But it would be the second of 2020, following the Australian Open, which concluded in early February.

The French Open was postponed from May and currently is scheduled to start a week after the US Open ends. Wimbledon was canceled altogether for the first time since World War II in 1945.

Here's hoping that the spread of the virus will continue to shrink and maybe there could even be fans in attendance for the US Open. I know it's a longshot but I can dream.

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