‘We share your disappointment’ – ATP extend tour suspension until August due to coronavirus crisis
The ongoing coronavirus crisis has forced the ATP to confirm they have extended the Tour’s suspension until the beginning of August.
There has been no scheduled tennis tournaments since early March, with Wimbledon and the Olympics the highest profile casualties of the spate of cancellations and postponements forced by attempts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
There were hopes that tennis could resume after July 13th, but the ATP have wisely opted to extend the lockdown instead.
“Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce our decision to extend the suspension of the Tour,” said ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.
“Just like tennis fans, players and tournament hosts all over the world, we share in the disappointment the Tour continues to be affected in this way.
“We continue to assess all of our options in an effort to resume the Tour as soon as it is safe to do so, including the feasibility of rescheduling events later in the season.
“As ever, the health and well-being of the tennis community and wider public remains our top priority in every decision we make.”
The extension means that ATP events in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbühel will not take place as scheduled, and will also likely affect the planned 2020 Tennis Hall of Fame inductions as well.
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