In view of the recent development of the world’s top tennis players, this year’s US Open lacks some considerable star power. Players who are ready to participate in the game will receive some new services to help them cope with the mental health pressure that a large game may cause.
As part of the tournament’s medical services, the US Tennis Association will provide licensed mental health providers and “quiet rooms” for players at this year’s US Open. USTA said in a statement that all of this is related to a new mental health plan.
A statement said: “During the global pandemic, mental health awareness issues have become the top issue because many people, including players, are struggling to cope with the stress and emotions caused by COVID-19.” USTA CEO Stacey Allaster (Stacey Allaster). “Together with the multidimensional pressures in professional sports, this new reality highlights the need to provide additional resources to support all aspects of athletes’ health, including their mental health and well-being.
“We look forward to seeing how the measures implemented in this year’s game and in the coming months have an impact on the well-being of players, and we will continue to look for ways to improve and adapt as we move forward.”
After the female tennis star Naomi Osaka experienced well-known problems, the tournament paid more attention to mental health services. In a series of incidents, she publicly talked about her depression and anxiety, including criticism of her withdrawal from the French Open for evading media obligations.
Osaka stayed away from tennis for a while until July, when she participated in the Tokyo Olympics.
Although the U.S. Open will start on August 30, many famous men and women competitions including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Sophia Kenin will not Participate in the last major event of 2021.