Miami Open officially off. From the Mayor’s office: pic.twitter.com/9hlxpTTTAK
— Tennis Panorama News (@TennisNewsTPN) March 12, 2020
Miami Open Statement Regarding the 2020 Tournament
Below are statements from the Miami Open and Tournament Director James Blake following the suspension of tournament operations by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
A spokesperson for the Miami Open commented:
“Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has declared a state of emergency in Miami-Dade County and made the decision to suspend operations of the Miami Open due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Therefore, the 2020 Miami Open will not take place. We understand and support the Mayor’s decision as the health and safety of the community and everyone involved with the event remains our top priority. Our team will be in touch in the coming days with ticket holders regarding refunds. We thank our fans, players, staff and partners for their support, and look forward to welcoming everyone back to Hard Rock Stadium for next year’s Miami Open, March 24 – April 6, 2021.”
Miami Open Tournament Director James Blake commented:
“We were looking forward to hosting another world-class event, but our priority remains the health and safety of everyone involved in the Miami Open, including the South Florida community. As a former player and now tournament director, I understand how disappointing it is for the players, fans, partners and tournament staff who worked tirelessly to get the site ready. We thank everyone for their understanding and support and look forward to returning to Hard Rock Stadium March 24 – April 6, 2021.”