OFFICIAL: ATP and WTA cancel all tennis until June 7 and freeze rankings due to coronavirus crisis

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The ATP, WTA, and ITF have announced a second level of cancellations to tennis due to the coronavirus crisis, with all tournaments now called-off until June 7.

The extension to the lockdown sees events in Madrid, Rome, Estoril, Strasbourg, Rabat, Munich, Geneva, and Lyon abandoned for the year.

It essentially wipes out the European clay court season, although all rankings will now be frozen until further notice.

Announcing the latest suspension, an ATP and WTA statement read: “now is not a time to act unilaterally, but in unison.

“The challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic to professional tennis demand greater collaboration than ever from everyone in the tennis community in order for the sport to move forward collectively in the best interest of players, tournaments and fans.

“We are assessing all options related to preserving and maximising the tennis calendar based on various return dates for the Tours, which remains an unknown at this time. We are committed to working through these matters with our player and tournament members, and the other governing bodies, in the weeks and months ahead.

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“All decisions related to the impact of the coronavirus require appropriate consultation and review with the stakeholders in the game, a view that is shared by ATP, WTA, ITF, AELTC, Tennis Australia, and USTA.”

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