The threat still hangs over the Madrid tournament. Repositioned from September 13 to 20 in the new calendar, the Spanish men's and women's tournament may not take place, however. In view of the health situation in the country and the number of coronavirus cases which continues to increase again in Spain, the government of the community of Madrid has sent a letter to the tournament director, Feliciano Lopez, advising him not to organize the tournament, reports the Spanish newspaper, El Confidencial.
“Given the current situation with the increase in cases (from Covid-19) and uncertain predictions regarding the pandemic in the city of Madrid for the dates on which the tournament is to be played, it is not advisable to organize the tournament in September due to the risk for the public, the organization and the players ”, can we read in substance in this letter.
Tournament owner Ion Tiriac took note and responded that he will tighten security measures, indicating that a decision will be made as soon as possible. “We are working closely with ATP, WTA and local authorities to assess the situation and come to a final decision as soon as possible. We will announce it to the public and to the players as soon as we have made a decision ”, explained Tiriac.
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