ATP Tour to restart from August 14, US Open schedule unchanged - London News
by IANS | Updated Jun 17, 2020
"The calendar is subject to change and continued assessments will be made relating to health & safety, international travel policies, and governmental approval of sporting events," said the Tour in its statement.
"All events will be held under strict guidelines related to health & safety, social distancing, reduced or no fans on-site. The ATP continues to explore all options for additional ATP 500 and 250 events to be added to the schedule, should circumstances allow."
The revised calendar includes the Austria Open in Kitzbuhel which coincides with the second week of the US Open. The Tour said that top 10 singles players will not be eligible to compete in Kitzbuhel unless they have played, and already lost, at the US Open.
The last event in the calendar is the French Open scheduled for September 27. ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi expressed hope that more tournaments can eventually be added.
"It has been a truly collaborative effort and we hope to add more events to the calendar as the situation evolves. I would like to recognise our tournaments' efforts to operate during these challenging times, as well as our players who will be competing under different conditions. At every turn, ensuring that the resumption of the Tour takes place in a safe environment will be paramount."
The ATP Challenger Tour will also resume from the week of 17 August, in parallel with the ITF World Tennis Tour.
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