Coronavirus: ATP Suspends Men’s Tennis Tour For Six Weeks

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Updated March 12, 2020
David Goffin of Belgium hits a forehand return during his men’s singles match against Radu Albot of Moldova at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney on January 3, 2020. William WEST / AFP


The ATP announced Thursday it was suspending the men’s tennis tour for six weeks “due to escalating health and safety issues” arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is not a decision that was taken lightly,” said ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi. “However we believe this is the responsible action needed at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our players, staff, the wider tennis community and general public health in the face of this global pandemic.”