ATP Announces Updated ATP Challenger Tour Calendar, ATP to Monitor Ongoing Situation Related to Coronavirus
(March 3, 2020) The ATP announced today an updated 2020 ATP Challenger Tour calendar, following the cancellation or postponement of additional events due to continuing concerns over the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The following events have been cancelled or postponed:
Anning, China (Week of 20 April 2020)
Seoul, South Korea (Week of 27 April 2020 – postponed to August)
Busan, South Korea (week of 4 May 2020 – postponed to August)
Gwangju, South Korea (Week of 11 May 2020 – postponed to August)
Additionally, the event due to take place in Madrid, Spain (Week of 23 March 2020) was postponed to October following ATP’s agreement to the club’s request.
“The outbreak of the coronavirus continues to cause disruption to many sporting events worldwide,” stated the ATP. “We are liaising with our respective tournaments and local authorities where ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour events are played, with the health and safety of staff, players and fans as our top priority. We are in regular contact with our player and tournament members regarding the latest precautionary health measures and guidelines, as well as any travel advisories, and we continue to closely monitor the situation as it evolves.”
Elsewhere, the event in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, scheduled for the 11 May has been cancelled while a Challenger 80 event was added in Manzanillo, Mexico (Week of 20 April 2020).
The ATP will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and will communicate any further updates to the calendar in due course.