The competitions will resume in the best case, on August 3, the United States, not until September in Europe.A tennis player leaves the course (photo illustration). (JEAN-FRAN?OIS FREY / MAXPPP)
The tennis season is once again postponed : all the scheduled tournaments between July 13 and August 2 have been cancelled due to the crisis of the sars coronavirus, according to information from franceinfo on Friday, may 15. The leaders of the tennis male (ATP) and women’s tennis (WTA) the formalize in the afternoon.
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A total of 14 tournaments will disappear from the calendar, the tournament of Hamburg. The competitions will resume in the best case, August 3, at Wahsington and in San Jose (United States). Two tournaments, which should mark, if they are maintained, the beginning of the american tour tennis. The uncertainty, however, on the staging of the US Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, scheduled from 31 August to 13 September. It is in a month that the organizers of the event, new yorkers will be making the decision to cancel or not, depending of the health situation.
Cancellation, huis clos, relocation… All options are being studied for the US Open
They are studying all the options : cancellation of the US Open, but also maintaining of the tournament, behind closed doors, or even a report for the month of November in the form of a relocation to Indian Wells, a town in the california desert and which also hosts a tournament Masters 1000 of the ATP circuit.
If, in the worst case, the US Open had to be cancelled, the season tennis will resume in Europe on the clay courts at the beginning of September in different european cities, including Madrid and Rome. So many events that will serve as preparation to Roland Garros, reprogrammed from 27 September to 11 October. Since the crisis of the coronavirus has affected the tennis world on march 9, 54 tournaments, male and female alike, have been cancelled.