ATP suspends Tour until July 13 due to health and safety issues
In conjunction with the cancellation of The Championships, Wimbledon, the ATP has announced the continued suspension of the ATP Tour until July 13, due to escalating health and safety issues arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The affected events in Stefanos Tsitsipas’s schedule are the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Estoril, Madrid and Rome, as well as the Roland Garros, that has been moved to September, and the 134th Championships, that will be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.
At this time, tournaments taking place from July 13, 2020, onwards are still planning to proceed as per the published schedule.
The ATP realise the importance and responsibility to prioritise the health and safety of the tennis community and the general public while assessing the feasibility of the Tours’ resumption.
Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman, said: “Regrettably, the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic leaves us with no choice but to suspend the Tour further; a decision we’ve made in close cooperation with our members and the other governing bodies of tennis. Health and safety remains the top priority as we navigate the challenges ahead in these unprecedented times, and we will do everything we can for the Tour to resume at the earliest opportunity once it is safe to do so.”
The ATP Rankings will be frozen throughout this period and until further notice.