ATP announces updated calendar as Shanghai Masters falls away, but good news for Indian Wells Masters
There will once again be no Asian swing on the ATP Tour this year as the remaining tournaments in the region, including the Shanghai Masters, have been cancelled.
After the China Open and Japan Open were both scrapped from the 2021 calendar in July, the Chengdu Open and Zhuhai Championships and Shanghai Masters were the only Asian events left on the calendar.
However, all three tournaments were also cancelled on Monday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It is with great regret we announce the 2021 edition of the Rolex Shanghai Masters has to be cancelled. Everyone at the tournament is incredibly disappointed. It is our task now to look ahead and create a fantastic Rolex Shanghai Masters in 2022. Thank you for your understanding.
— RolexShMasters (@SH_RolexMasters) August 9, 2021
“We’ve maintained a flexible approach to the calendar this year due to the constantly evolving nature of the pandemic,” ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said in a statement.
“It’s extremely unfortunate to announce the cancellation of our Asia swing this season and we look forward to returning in 2022.”
Other changes to the calendar sees the Indian Wells Masters expanded to 11 days with the tournament running from October 4-17.
Meanwhile, the Nur-Sultan Open in Kazhakstan joins the calendar and will take place from September 20-26, the new San Diego Open is scheduled to take place from September 27-October 3 while the St Petersburg Open, will run from October 25-31
ATP Tour Quarter 4 Calendar
Week 38: Nur-Sultan (ATP 250), Laver Cup
Week 39: Sofia (ATP 250), San Diego (ATP 250)
Week 40 & 41: Indian Wells (ATP Masters 1000)
Week 42: Moscow (ATP 250), Antwerp (ATP 250)
Week 43: Vienna (ATP 500), St. Petersburg (ATP 250)
Week 44: Paris (ATP Masters 1000)
Week 45: Milan (Next Gen ATP Finals), Stockholm (ATP 250)
Week 46: Turin (Nitto ATP Finals)
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