14 tournaments scheduled between July 13 and August 2 canceled, uncertainties around the US Open

Competitions will resume in the best of cases on August 3 in the United States, not before September in Europe.

The tennis season is once again postponed: all the tournaments scheduled between July 13 and August 2 have been canceled due to the crisis in the coronavirus, according to information from franceinfo Friday, May 15. The leaders of men's tennis (ATP) and those of women's tennis (WTA) will formalize it in the afternoon.

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In total, 14 tournaments disappear from the calendar, including the Hamburg tournament. Competitions will resume in the best of cases on August 3 in Washington and San José (United States). Two tournaments, which must mark, if they are maintained, the start of the American tennis tour. Uncertainty hangs over the holding of the US Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, scheduled from August 31 to September 13. It is in a month that the organizers of the New York event will decide whether to cancel it or not, depending on the health situation.

They are studying all the options: therefore canceling the US Open, but also maintaining the tournament, behind closed doors or even postponing to November in the form of a relocation to Indian Wells, city ​​located in the Californian desert 200 km east of Los Angeles, and which also hosts a Masters 1000 tournament of the ATP circuit. The temperature there ranges between 17 and 26 °. Even if this solution is unlikely to succeed, world tennis leaders are still studying it. If, in the worst case, the US Open were to be canceled, the tennis season could resume in Europe on clay in early September, in different European cities, including Madrid and Rome. So many events that will serve as preparation for Roland Garros, rescheduled from September 27 to October 11.

But after the cancellation of all tournaments in July, the specter of a white season begins to gain ground and undermines minds. Since the coronavirus crisis hit the tennis world on March 9, 54 tournaments, male and female combined, have been canceled, including Wimbledon. There are 55 left before the end of the season, not to mention those who have been postponed and who hope to find a place by the end of the year.


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