The 2020 (RE)Open tour continued last weekend on a private, single court in West Palm Beach, Fla. It may have looked very unusual as masks covered faces and racquet taps replaced handshakes. But, tennis is back, and it provided a glimmer of hope to not just players but also fans. 

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The old normal may not be back, but live tennis is. On Friday, the UTR Pro Match Series kicked off and featured four Top-100 players: Tommy Paul, Reilly Opelka, Hubert Hurkacz and Miomer Kecmanovic. 

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American Opelka may have been a little tired by the end of the two-day event, but he walked out as the winner. The world No. 39 went 3-1 in the Florida tournament, defeating Miomer Kecmanovic in the final, 4-3, 2-4, 4-2, to seal the title.

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Upon entering the site, all players and coaches consulted with on-site nurses. Kecmanovic and everyone else was asked health questions and had their temperatures checked before being granted access. 

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Instead of the typical handshake or even a hug at the net, players kept their distance by tapping their racquets. The "racquet tap" could become the new normal indefinitely. 

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From the fences to the benches, everything was disinfected repeatedly. Johanna Orellana, who is a part of the UTR cleaning crew, said that she loves sports and loves being apart of bringing them back safely.

"My concern is I want them to be safe, and I want them to go in there and say, you know what we are going to play because it's clean," she said.