1 Sep 2020

US Open starts without some of the sport's biggest names

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 1 September 2020

The US Tennis Open is underway in New York - though with far fewer stars than usual.

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced some players to priroritise their health over prize money, while the virus has also meant severe restrictions on the number of media allowed to attend.

Tennis reporter Dave Worsley, who usually attends the tournament. is following events from New Zealand and spoke to Philippa Tolley.