The ATP and organisers of the Citi Open up, the ATP 500 function in Washington, D.C., have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Citi Open.
The match, which was scheduled to get started on 13 August, marked the prepared resumption of the ATP Tour pursuing the suspension of skilled tennis in March. Even so, with continued uncertainties affecting the capability to meet up with important occasion setting up deadlines, the final decision has been manufactured to terminate the event. The ATP proceeds to work intently with the USTA on the Western & Southern Open and the US Open up, which are scheduled to just take put again-to-back in New York, commencing on 20 August.
“It’s disappointing that due to these unprecedented occasions, the Citi Open up will not be in a position to go ahead this 12 months,” said Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman. “I know how tough Mark Ein and his group have labored to adapt to new and constantly transforming ailments and would like to identify their superb dedication to staging the party. However for the moment there are nonetheless significant variables at participate in which are outdoors of our command. We seem ahead to the Citi Open up returning as just one of our signature American situations in 2021.”
“After months of tireless perform by our group and near collaboration with our lots of stakeholders, we are heartbroken to announce that we need to sad to say postpone the 52nd Citi Open up right until the summer season of 2021,” explained Mark Ein, Chairman, Citi Open up. “With only 23 days left until finally the start out of the event, there are also many unresolved exterior concerns, such as a variety of worldwide travel limits as nicely as troubling health and fitness and protection trends, that have pressured us to make this determination now in fairness to our players, suppliers and companions, so that they can have certainty all around their organizing.”
The ATP continues to perform on the revised 2020 calendar with a additional update predicted in the next fortnight on a provisional agenda of events together with the ultimate section of the period by to the Nitto ATP Finals in November.