The ATP and WTA tennis competitions have prolonged the suspension in their seasons till June 7 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2 excursion organisers introduced on Wednesday. “The pro tennis season is now suspended thru 7 June 2020, together with the ATP Challenger Excursion and ITF (World Tennis Federation) Global Tennis Excursion,” the ATP and WTA stated in a joint observation. Presently, tournaments happening from eight June 2020 onwards are nonetheless making plans to move forward as in keeping with the printed agenda.”
The announcement quickly shuts down the boys’s and ladies’s Eu clay court docket season an afternoon after the French Open was pushed back to September.
It additionally additional pushes again the restart to the tennis season as each excursions had been already close down, with the ATP closing week at first halting lawsuits till April 27 and the WTA saying no play till Might 2 on Monday.
“In those difficult occasions, it’s extra vital than ever for our game to drag in combination to supply as a lot simple task as conceivable to all the ones suffering from those postponements,” stated ITF president David Haggerty.
“We recognise the massive have an effect on this may occasionally have, however in the end the well being and protection of gamers, officers and spectators must be our number one worry.”
Occasions suffering from the close down come with the blended ATP/WTA tournaments in Madrid and Rome, the WTA occasions in Strasbourg and Rabat and ATP occasions in Munich, Estoril, Geneva and Lyon.