The fourth version of the Laver Cup has been postponed from September 2020 to 2021 as a result of scheduling conflicts with different tennis occasions in a 12 months disrupted through COVID-19, organizers mentioned Friday. The Europe v International males’s crew match have been scheduled for Boston from September 25-27, however the ones dates conflict with the brand new dates decided on through the French Tennis Federation for the postponed French Open, now scheduled for September 20-October 4.
The match will now be held September 24-26, 2021, additionally in Boston.
“It is unlucky that the Laver Cup must be driven again a 12 months, however at this degree it is the proper factor to do for everybody involved,” Roger Federer, a key backer of the Laver Cup, mentioned in a commentary launched through organizers.
“Even supposing disappointing, the excellent news is that TD Lawn will nonetheless be capable to host the development subsequent 12 months and I in point of fact stay up for in the end taking part in in Boston for the primary time at Laver Cup 2021.”
Males’s and girls’s tennis has been placed on hang amid the coronavirus pandemic, with each the ATP and WTA close down till July 13 on the earliest.
Wimbledon has been cancelled, whilst the French Open’s new scheduled slot places the clay-court Grand Slam only a week after the US Open — normally the final Grand Slam of the year — is because of be performed at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Organizers mentioned tickets bought for the 2020 Laver Cup will likely be legitimate subsequent 12 months or lovers can obtain a complete refund.
“We had to come to a decision now on our tournament,” Laver Cup chairman Tony Godsick mentioned, including that match organizers have been “tracking the location” with companions Tennis Australia and the United States Tennis Affiliation ever since Roland Garros used to be rescheduled.
“We needed to name it now to supply simple task for our lovers in addition to our gamers, sponsors, broadcasters, companions, body of workers, volunteers and naturally the nice town of Boston.”