Tennis returns in August and the Madrid Open will be played

He international tennis circuit, stopped since March 9 when Indian Wells was canceled due to the extension of COVID-19, will return in August. On day 3 the feminine in Palermo (Italy) and on the 14 the masculine in Washington.

With the previous news that the USTA (United States Federation) pursued their idea of ​​playing the US Open between August 31 and September 13Today the first happened confirmations like Serena Williams (“I can't wait to go back to New York”) and also resignations, like that of number two Simona Halep. As well as the announcement of the suspension from Toronto and Montreal, which were to be played in August. And the ATP and WTA plans for the rest of the year. With very cautious theirs, because they only reach Roland Garros and then reassess the situation. With great optimism, theirs, since they last until the end of the year with a tour of Asia and seven tournaments in the punished China.

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After the 'tour' through the United States, tennis will land in Europe and the land will take center stage. Roland Garros, who was scheduled from September 20 to October 4, delays its start by a week to make room for two combined events, the Madrid Open (it was dated in May), which will start on September 13, and the Rome Masters, which will start on the 20th, being the last tournament before the Parisian Grand Slam.

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“It is very good news that the Mutua Madrid Open can be played. It means that the enormously complicated situation we have been in the past few months is improving.or, little by little, “he was glad Feliciano López, director of the tournament, who in the coming weeks will decide if he will be able to enter the public and how much.

ATP, WTA and International Federation warned that the schedule “is subject to change and there will be ongoing evaluations related to health and safety, international travel policies and government approval of sporting events. ” “Our goal has been to reschedule as many tournaments as possible and save as much of the season as we can, ”explained Andrea Gaudenzi , president of ATP, who wants to celebrate the London ATP finals as of November 15, his organization's great source of income. But for this, the circuit must start. At least, there is already a horizon.