The ATP further confirmed that the tournaments scheduled to be held from August 1, 2020 onwards are still planning to proceed as planned.
The top regulatory body's of Tennis - ATP and WTA announced the extension of their Tours due to the Coronavirus crisis. That same month, The WTA will make a decision regarding the dates Karlsruhe and Palermo can be played, along with other updates to their schedule.
The U.S. Tennis Association has been weighing various options for its hard-court tournament, which is scheduled to begin main-draw play August 31, including staging it without spectators or moving it from its home in NY to another state entirely.
While for tournament owners it is a blow, the decision was hardly unexpected. The ITF has issued the following Return to Tennis guidelines for the staging of competitions with appropriate integrity, health and safety measures in place and advises recreational players to follow information and instructions from their national federation as they return to play. Our team is now shifting focus to our 2021 event, where we hope to provide a unique and exciting experience for sports and tennis fans in the last week of July.
They have cancelled July tournaments in Bastad, Hamburg and Newport, Rhode Island, as well as Los Cabos in Mexico, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbuehel in Austria.
In addition to the ATP and WTA announcements, which also affect lower-tier events, the International Tennis Federation said its tournaments would go on hiatus for the same period, including for juniors, seniors and wheelchair players.
"We have to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19 and we will wait for the next decisions of the ATP and the ITF regarding the North American swing, in particular the U.S. Open", Hamburg match director Sandra Reichel stated in a press release.
In addition to the cancellation of its 11-18 July tournament, the International Tennis Hall of Fame also said Friday that its 2020 induction ceremony for Goran Ivanisevic and Conchita Martinez is being called off.