Tennis calendar is not clear for you? Here is the current situation
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced ATP and WTA to suspend the tennis tours until June 7, cancelling the entire European clay court swing. Players have not played tennis since the week of March 8, and remain confined to their homes, where they are doing some exercices to stay in shape. The tour suspension is difficult to handle for the players, but also for the organizers. Most of them are forced to cancel tournaments. Indian Wells, Miami and Monte-Carlo, the first three Masters 1000 of the season, announced that there would be no tournaments this year.
Other tournaments, like Munich, Strasbourg or the Rome Masters 1000, are waiting to see how the situation evolves and are looking for solutions to be able to postpone their tournament later in the 2020 season. The president of the Italian Tennis Federation told to Sky Sport 24 :
“We are planning to reschedule the Rome tournament this year. We would be very happy to be part of the tournaments that will serve as preparation for the next French Open in September. We would like to be played in Rome, as always, but we are ready to move, and change the surface.”
The rest of the season still in jeopardy
These comments follow the announcement from the French Tennis Federation, on March 17, of the French Open postponement to the end of September (from September 20 to October 4, 2020), one week after the US Open’s conclusion.
“The current confinement measures have made it impossible for us to continue with the dates originally planned. The FFT has chosen the only option that will allow them to maintain the 2020 edition of the tournament while joining the fight against COVID-19.“
Coronavirus pandemic created chaos on tennis calendar. An exceptional situation which is expected to end until June 7. As of now…