Following the extension of the suspension of all international competitions by the ATP, the WTA and the ITF, the Open Castilla y León-Villa de El Espinar has been canceled for the first time in 35 editions. These organizations announced this Friday the suspension of their events caused by Covid-19 and the extension of the tennis break. Specifically, the ATP, until July 31, and the WTA until July 12. Therefore, the measure affects the Espinariego tournament that includes the two tables, and which was scheduled to take place from July 27 to August 2.
Virginia Ruano, who in this edition was going to be ten years as tournament director, regretted having to suspend it. “Seeing how the situation is worldwide, it was foreseeable that our tournament would be canceled”, he said in a statement from the organization. “The ATP has already made it official and it is a pity that after so many years on the calendar, we cannot dispute this edition due to a health emergency like the one we are experiencing. It is a major cause. Now the important thing is to preserve health and get out of this crisis as soon as possible “. has added.
Ruano hopes that “this suspension does not affect so that in 2021” they return to be “on the world calendar as one of the reference tournaments that we are,” he said.